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James
Wilby
Great BritainGreat Britain, GBR
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
12 November 1993
Height
191 cm
Weight
83 kg
Residence
Loughborough, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Chemistry - Loughborough University: England

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He learned to swim at an early age, and began competing at age nine.
Why this sport?
"I got interested in competitive swimming because my swimming teacher said I was pretty good at swimming and I should consider looking into joining York City Baths Club."
Club / Team
National Centre Loughborough: England
Name of coach
Dave Hemmings [personal]; Bill Furniss [national]

General Interest

Hobbies
Photography, filmmaking, computer coding. (Twitter profile, 28 Apr 2019)
Hero / Idol
American football players Vince Lombardi and Ray Lewis, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (loughboroughsport.com, 04 Oct 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do it because you want to do it, not because someone else tells you to do it." (YorkCityBathsClub, 28 May 2013)
Other information
STUDY DELAY
He put off going to university for a year so he could concentrate on his swimming. He eventually started at Loughborough University in 2013. (loughboroughsport.com, 10 Apr 2014; yorkpress.co.uk, 03 Jul 2013)