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Joseph 'Joe' Roebuck (born 4 June 1985 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England)[1] is an English swimmer.

Joseph Roebuck
Medal record
Men's Swimming
Representing  United Kingdom
European Championships (SC)
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Szczecin 200 m butterfly
Representing  England
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 2010 Delhi 200 m Individual Medley
Silver medal – second place 2010 Delhi 400 m Individual Medley

As of 2012, Roebuck is 1.88 metres (6 ft 2 in) tall and weighs 78 kilograms (172 lb).[1] He is coached by Ian Armiger at Loughborough University, where he also studies Sports Science.[1][2]

At the 2005 British Swimming Championships Roebuck won a silver medal in both the 200 and 400 metres individual medleys; in 2006 he took gold in both of the medley events and also won gold in the 200 metres butterfly.[3] In 2007 he retained his butterfly and 400 metres medley titles but took silver in the 200 metres medley.[3] In the 2008 Championships Roebuck won a bronze medal in the 400 metres medley and silver in the 200 metres butterfly.[3]

Roebuck missed out on qualification for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, when he missed the required qualifying time by a quarter of a second at the Olympic Trials.[2][4]

In 2009, he finished 4th in the men's 400 m individual medley at the European Short Course Championship, setting a new British record despite tearing his swimsuit.[5]

In 2010 Roebuck won a bronze medal in the 200 metres individual relay at the 2010 European Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary; defending champion László Cseh won gold and Markus Rogan the silver.[6] Later in the year he represented England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, held in Delhi, India. Competing in the 400 metres individual medley he won a silver medal behind South Africa's Chad le Clos.[7] Roebuck won his second silver medal of the Games in the 200 metres individual medley; he finished in a time of one minute 59.86 seconds as compatriot James Goddard won the race in one minute 58.10 seconds.[8]

At the 2011 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Roebuck won the bronze medal in the 200 metres butterfly.[9]

At the 2012 British Championships Roebuck won the silver medal, behind fellow Loughborough University student Roberto Pavoni in the 400 metres individual medley.[10] This meant he qualified to take part in the event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[10] He went on to win gold medals in the 200 metres butterfly and 200 metres individual medley, earning himself Olympic qualification for both events.[11]

In June 2012 Roebuck was confirmed as part of a 44-swimmer squad for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics; he competed in the 200 metres butterfly, 200 metres individual medley and the 400 metres individual medley.[12] His best result was reaching the semi-final in the men's 200 m individual medley.[13]

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he competed in the 100 and 200 m butterfly and the 200 m individual medley.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Joeseph Roebuck: Team GB". British Olympic Association. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Joeseph Roebuck: Team GB". The Telegraph online. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Joe Roebuck profile". British Swimming. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Olympics: Swimmer Joe Roebuck aims to make up for Beijing heartbreak". This is Leicestershire. 11 February 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Glasgow 2014 - Joe Roebuck Profile". Retrieved 2015-11-19. 
  6. ^ "Francesca Halsall wins third British gold at Europeans". BBC Sport. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Commonwealth Games 2010: Adlington wins gold in Delhi". BBC Sport. 7 October 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Commonwealth Games: Three golds for English swimmers". BBC Sport. 8 October 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "European Short Course Swimming: Davies and Roebuck win medals". BBC Sport. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Hart, Simon (3 March 2012). "London 2012 Olympics: Hannah Miley and four others secure Olympic places". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  11. ^ Gold, David (9 March 2012). "Britain's Joe Roebuck secures third London 2012 Olympic berth". Inside the Games. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "London 2012: Team GB Olympics swimming squad finalised". BBC Sport. 24 June 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Joe Roebuck Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Retrieved 2015-11-19.