Robert Renwick

Robert Renwick

Robert Renwick
Personal information
Full name Robert Peter Renwick
Nickname(s) "Robbie", "Rabs"
National team  Great Britain
Born (1988-07-21) 21 July 1988
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb; 12.3 st)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club University of Stirling
Coach Steven Tigg

Robert Peter Renwick (born 21 July 1988) is a Scottish competitive swimmer who has represented Great Britain at the Olympics and FINA world championships, as well as Scotland in the Commonwealth Games. Renwick is a world champion and a Commonwealth Games gold medallist. He first rose to prominence by swimming the anchor leg in the Scottish men's 4×200-metre freestyle relay team at the 2006 Commonwealth Games as a 17-year-old. The team won silver, after he was narrowly touched out by the English relay team. Renwick has featured in every major Olympic or world championship for Britain since 2007.

Career

Robert qualified for Team GB at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in two events, the 200-metre freestyle and the 4×200-metre freestyle relay. He achieved this by finishing second, behind Ross Davenport, in the 2008 Long Course British Championships (incorporating the Olympic trials). His time in the final was 1:48.29.

Renwick won the gold medal in the 200m freestyle at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. Touching out Kendrick Monk of Australia in a very close fought race down the last 50.

His greatest success came in the 2015 World Championships where Renwick, along with Dan Wallace, Callum Jarvis and James Guy beat the United States of America in the mens 4x200Fr in Kazan, Russia. Renwick's 2nd leg split of 1'45.98 was the fastest of his long illustrious career at the age of 27.

Robert held the British record for the 200m freestyle in a time of 1.45.99,for 6 years and was a member of the 4x200 free relay team who have the record which stands at 7.04.43.

See also

External links

  • British Records