10x British Champion – Commonwealth Medalist & Record Holder
European Medalist – Olympic Semi Finalist
Meet Olympian Joe Roebuck
My swimming career began as most other peoples with ‘learn to swim’ classes where I was taken by my parents to become safe in the water. I loved being in the water from the start and it was recommended that I join my local club, Rotherham Metro, as I showed some natural talent & passion for swimming. I progressed through the club levels until I was 18 when I went to further my education & swimming at Loughborough University.
After 3 years I made my international senior debue at the Long course (50m) European Championships in Hungary 2006 where I competed in the 200 & 400m Individual Medley, as well as the 200m Butterfly. These would become the events that I would excel in as I continued to represent Great Britain at the elite senior level. Amassing a total of 21 National medals as well as been 10 time British Champion from 2005 to 2014.
During my long career I was also became a European Medalist (2010 & 2011) and a Double Commonwealth Silver Medalist (2010). All of which are achievements that I am proud of. I also qualified and competed at 3 World Championships (2008,2009, 2011). I am still currently the British Record holder for Short Course 200 Butterfly (1.51.27) & the 400 Individual Medley short course Commonwealth Record holder (4.01.63). In 2012 I became the only British swimmer to qualify three individual events for the London Olympics after winning two events at the Olympic Trials.This was a huge achievement and highlight of my career, and it was here that I was to compete on the largest sporting platform in front of 17, 000 fans and millions untold on live television.
2005 – World University Games Izmir, Turkey.
2006 – European Long Course. Budapest, Hungary. 200 Butterfly Semi Final.
2007 – World University Games. Bangkok, Thailand.
2008 – American Nationals. Minnesota. 4th, 200Fly. 4th 200 IM. 4th 400IM
European Short Course Rijeka, Croatia. 200 Fly 7th. 200 IM 9th. 400 IM 5th.
2009 – World LC Championships Rome, Italy. Semi Final 200 IM
Leeds International Meet. Commonwealth Record 400 IM
World Cup. Stockholm, Sweden. Gold 400 IM
European SC. British Record 200 Butterfly. Commonwealth Record 400 IM
2010 – European LC. Budapest, Hungary. Bronze 200 IM
Commonwealth Games Delhi, India. 200 Fly 5th. Silver 200 IM. Silver 400 IM
2011 – World LC Championships. Shanghai, China. 200 Butterfly. 200 IM 400 IM
2011 – British Club Record Holder 4 x 100 Medley Relay
2012 – Olympic Games. London, England. 200 Fly. 200 IM Semi Final. 400 IM Only British swimmer to qualify for 3 individual events.
2014 – Commonwealth Games. Glasgow, Scotland.100 Fly. 200 Fly. 200 IM
BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science
Level 2 Swimming Teacher
DBS (formally CRB) checked
Sports For Schools Athlete
Performance Athlete Mentor at Loughborough University