Jul 8 2019

Olympians Visit CPS

Today we were fortunate enough to meet Amy Smith. We all completed a circuit training session with her and Joe and then they lead an inspiring assembly. It was a great afternoon and whilst having fun and missing with athletes we have also been raising money for future athletes and our school. A couple of pupils even taught Amy how to floss!

A little more about Amy:

Smith was at the pinnacle of sprinting for British women and a member of the national swim team for a decade. She had a busy programme at the 2012 Summer Olympicswhere she competed for the Great British team in the Women’s 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay, finishing in 5th place in the final.

She also competed in the Women’s 50 metre freestyle winning her heat swim off to qualify for the semi final. She also made the semi final for the Women’s 100 metre freestyle but did not advance and swam the freestyle leg of the Women’s 4 x 100 metre medley relay in the heat stage.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, she was part of the England 4 x 100 m freestyle team that won the silver and swam the heat for the silver medal winning 4 x 100 m medley team.

Smith has now retired from competitive swimming but instead turned her attention to helping coach the next generation of swimmers through her swimming consultancy Swim Swift Elite with partner Joe Roebuck.

More about Joe:

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

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.His best result was reaching the semi-final in the men’s 200 m individual medley. 

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