BALE Robert < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 19 Jul 1990 in Manchester, ENG
Height1.74 m
Weight 69 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Loughborough, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began swimming at the Carnforth and District Otters Swimming Club in Lancashire.
Club / Team ITC Stirling: Stirling, SCO
Name of coach Rob Greenwood, Ian Wright
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for England
Tournament World Championships
Location Rome
General Interest
Hobbies Listening to music, surfing and snowboarding. (swimming.org, 21 Mar 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement Swimming a personal best in the 400m freestyle at the 2010 British Championships to finish as the top English swimmer and qualify for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. (swimming.org, 21 Mar 2012)
Most influential person in career His family and all of his coaches. (swimming.org, 21 Mar 2012)
Hero / Idol The United States' multiple world and Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps and multiple world champion surfer Kelly Slater. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "In competition, the pressure doesn't get to me. You've just got to go out fast and swim your own race." (lancasterguardian.co.uk, 13 Jul 2006)
Awards and honours In 2008 he captained the English Schools team in an international match against Wales, Ireland and Scotland at the Crawley Swimming Club in West Sussex. (lancasterguardian.co.uk, 10 Apr 2008)

Won the Lancashire County Swimmer of the Year Award in 2006. (swimlancashire.co.uk, 30 Mar 2007)
Ambitions To become an architect when his swimming career is over. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)