ROCK Michael < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 13 Mar 1987 in Liverpool, ENG
Height1.80 m
Weight 77 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Stockport, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Higher education Law - Manchester University: Manchester, ENG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started swimming at the age of six.
Club / Team Stockport Metro Swimming Club: Stockport, ENG
Name of coach Sean Kelly
Training Regime He does ten training sessions a week, for a total of 20 hours a week.
International Debut
Year 2005
Location Trieste
General Interest
Nicknames Rocky. (skysports.com, 06 Mar 2012)
Hobbies Playing the piano, going out with friends, watching television and listening to music. (colsc.net, 31 Jul 2005, britishswimming.co.uk, 06 Apr 2008)
Spending time with his girlfriend, Abby. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Beating Olympic champion Michael Phelps at the Duel in the Pool in Manchester, England in 2009. (newsoftheworld.co.uk, 19 Dec 2009)
Most influential person in career His parents, "They taught me great values of how to compete and get the best out of myself, always positive". (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Hero / Idol Michael Phelps and Steven Gerrard. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Be the best you can be, have no fears and have no regrets." (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Awards and honours British record holder for 100m Freestyle. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)