Welcome to Robert Bale’s profile page.
Date of Birth: 19th July 1990
Team/Club: British Gas ITC Stirling
Coach: Rob Greenwood
|Long Course 100m Freestyle||50.32||2010|
|Long Course 200m Freestyle||1:47.82||2010|
|Long Course 400m Freestyle||3:51.58||2009|
|Short Course 100m Freestyle||49.59||200 9|
|Short Course 200m Freestyle||1:45.29||2009|
|Short Course 400m Freestyle||3:59.90||2008|
|Olympic Games||4x200m Freestyle Relay||2012||7:09.33||6th|
|World Championships||4x200m Freestyle Relay||2009||7:05.67||7th|
|Commonwealth Games||200m Freestyle||2010||1:48.73||7th|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:16.57||5th|
|European Championships||200m Freestyle||2010||1:52.36||32nd|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:14.50||4th|
|World Youth Championships||50m Freestyle||2008||23.94||22nd|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||3:23.29||4th|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:20.18||GOLD|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:41.69||GOLD|
|European Junior Championships||100m Freestyle||2008||50.35||5th|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||3:21.11||4th|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:19.98||GOLD|
|British Championships||200m Freestyle||2012||1:47.85||BRONZE|
|ASA Championships||200m Freestyle||2012||1:48.97||BRONZE|
IN THE POOL
Favourite event: 200m Free. I used to be a sprinter so it has those elements in addition to distance.
Finest ever performance: GB Trials in March 2010 in the 400m Free. I did a seven second PB and came third and was the top Englishman so qualified for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
First senior international meet: The World Championships in Rome 2009. I competed in the 4x200m Freestyle relay final. It was a great experience.
Role models: Look up to the greats like Michael Phelps. Aspire to be like them.
My aspirations are: Compete and win a medal in London both the relay and individual event.
Tip for the top: Stay focused and motivated. Keep your eye on the goal and you will achieve it.
OUT OF THE POOL
Life after swimming: Looking to do an architecture degree and go on from there.
If I wasn’t a swimmer I would be: Not sure, probably another sport like surfing or football.
Describe yourself in three words: Professional, Dedicated, Fun
Biggest influence on career: My family and all my coaches.
Music: Chilled out music like Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz.
Most prized possession: My surfboard. We have done a lot of family holidays in Cornwall so I got into it from there.