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Holly HIBBOTT
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Great Britain   
GenderWomen
Born13 Dec 1999 in Southport, ENG
Height1.80 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age three.
Why this sport?
Her father once owned a swim school.
Club / Team
National Centre Bath: England
Name of coach
Dave McNulty [club], GBR
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Her family. (swimming.org, 23 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
British swimmers Rebecca Adlington and Jazz Carlin. (liverpoolecho.co.uk, 24 Jun 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard, do things to the best of your ability and have no regrets." (liverpoolecho.co.uk, 13 Jul 2018)
Awards and honours
She won the Swimmer of the Year award at the Stockport Metro Swimming Club awards in 2020. (stockportmetrosc.co.uk, 08 Jan 2020)
Other sports
She competed in open water swimming at the 2021 World Series event in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Jan 2022; britishswimming.org, 13 Dec 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, and the 2022 European Championships in Rome, Italy. (britishswimming.org, 13 Dec 2021)
Other information
OPEN WATER RETURN
As a junior she competed in international open water competitions before turning her focus to the pool. She returned to elite open water swimming at the 2021 World Series event in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. "It's been quite a few years since I've done open water, so I think it will take a few races to get used to it again." (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Jan 2022; britishswimming.org, 13 Dec 2021)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 400m Freestyle 4:07.92
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Freestyle 1:59.60
8 2017 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 8:38.63
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 4:12.77
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2022 Rome, ITA 100m Butterfly  
2 2022 Rome, ITA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
8 2021 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 4:11.54
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 2:00.52
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:53.15
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO 400m Freestyle 4:05.01
7 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Freestyle 1:58.64
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:51.65
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
40 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 2:10:50.5