• Phil Packer

Team GB Open Water Swimmer, Toby Robinson, joins the BRIT Ambassador family

We are delighted that Toby has joined our BRIT Ambassador family. Toby has earned successive World Championship call-ups to the British Marathon swimming team and in 2017, claimed bronze in the 800 metres Freestyle at the British Championships.

Toby Robinson - Team GB Swimmer and BRIT Ambassador

“I am delighted to join the BRIT Ambassador family, champion the annual BRIT Challenges and help to support and improve young adult mental health and fitness throughout the UK.

As a former student at Loughborough University, and being based at the National Centre Loughborough, I know that students are facing many mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic; particularly those who are vulnerable and already dealing with mental health difficulties.

It is vital that students and young adults who need help with their mental health receive timely support. BRIT are not only partnering with other mental health charities to help with their fundraising, they are championing front line mental health services and delivering a fantastic UK-wide feel-good fundraising challenge.

The BRIT 2021 Challenge is an exciting opportunity for every university, college and student union to enter teams and encourage their students and staff to take part. It’s been designed to enable students and young adults of all abilities to participate on campus or at home and add their miles to their team’s 2,021 mile target.

I urge my fellow Great Britain swimmers to join our BRIT Ambassador family so, together, we can promote the challenge and support young adults and students at every UK university and college.

I look forward to encouraging students and staff at Loughborough University to take on the BRIT 2021 Challenge”.

Toby Robinson - Team GB Swimmer

Toby is a Team GB Open Water Swimmer and based at the National Centre Loughborough.


He is a Loughborough University Graduate and specialises in marathon swimming and 1500m freestyle, having reached international level in both 10K and 5K events.


Toby has competed at the 2017 World Championships, 2017 World University Championships, 2018 European Games, 2019 World Championships and the 2017, 2018 and 2019 World Open Water Series. In 2017, Toby raced at the Budapest World Championships in both the Men’s 5km and Mixed 5km Teal relay events and achieved top-20 placings in both. In the same year, Toby won bronze in the 800 metres Freestyle at the British Championships in Sheffield, was 9th in the 400 metres Freestyle and 4th in the 1500 metres Freestyle.

At the 2018 European Championships In Glasgow, Toby achieved top-10 placings in both the individual and team events.

In 2019, at his second World Championships in Gwangju, Toby earned a top-20 finish in the 10km race and was part of the Mixed 5km Team Relay foursome who finished in 11th place.

To find out more about Toby and British Swimming, please visit the British Swimming website.



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