An interview with swimming captain Joshua Bibby, from October 2016
Name: Joshua Bibby
How was last year for your sport at Royal Holloway?
Great! I integrated into the club really quickly and met some fantastic people. I loved training and competing with the team and look forward to taking a leadership role this year with new and old faces as the club continues to grow.
What are you aiming for this year?
To both improve personally as a swimmer and give back to the club by coaching and guiding the other swimmers which I find very rewarding. I’m aiming to get new swimmers into competing and training at a high level, so we can grow and push the team to higher standards. I am coaching 2-3 times a week and running land training once a week. This has already resulted in the swimmers improving and swimming longer sets than we had in fresher’s week with faster times.
What would you say is the best thing about sport at Royal Holloway?
The team! We have a great team who pushes themselves harder each year. Whether it is to better ourselves as swimmers, or work at improving the club as a whole.
What do any new members have to look forward to when they join?
A large, friendly club that accommodates for swimmers of all abilities from national level swimmers down to those who just want to learn to swim.
What is the best/funniest thing that has happened to you while playing at university?
Swimming the 100m Fly in a relay at BUCS, going out a ‘bit’ too hard and swimming a poor time as a result. Despite my best efforts my teammates have yet to let me forget it!
This article was published in our October 2016 issue.