Michael Rock made his senior international long course debut at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, competing in both the 100m and 200m Butterfly as well as the helping the 4x100m Medley Relay quartet to sixth.
Michael Rock Profile
|Date of Birth||13th March 1987|
|Team/Club||City of Liverpool|
In 2012, Rock qualified to compete in the 100m Butterfly at the London Olympics, and was once again part of the Men’s 4x100 Medley Relay team that just missed out on securing a bronze medal as they finished fourth.
By winning his sixth consecutive British 100m Butterfly title in 2013, Rock qualified for his third World Championships, qualifying for the semi-finals before finishing 16th.
|Long Course 100m Butterfly||51.41||2009||BR|
|Long Course 200m Butterfly||1:54.58||2009||BR|
|Short Course 100m Butterfly||50.13||2009|
|Short Course 200m Butterfly||1:51.32||2009|
|Olympic Games||100m Butterfly||2012||52.56||24th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:32.32||4th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:33.69||6th|
|World Championships||100m Butterfly||2013||52.55||16th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:35.23||9th|
|Commonwealth Games||100m Butterfly||2010||55.20||12th|
|European Short Course Championships||50m Butterfly||2008||24.13||34th|
|British Championships||100m Butterfly||2013||51.97||GOLD|
|ASA Championships||100m Butterfly||2012||54.14||7th|
In the Pool
Greatest achievement to date: 100m Buttefly at the 2008 Olympic Trials. It was my biggest achievement so far, breaking the British Record in the heats. I then won the final and qualified for Beijing.
Who has been greatest influence on you: Mum and Dad, so supportive. They know how to pick me up if I don’t swim well.
Out of the Pool
One thing you can’t live without: Watch which my friends all chipped in to buy me before I went to the Offshore Centre School in Australia when I was 16.
Tip for the top: Master your technique first and never give in.
Life after swimming: Have a degree in law and to pursue that as a career. Be happy and I will maintain an interest in swimming.
Band/Music: All types of music. I like Bon Jovi