A busy month competitions in Edinburgh and Copenhagen.
Duncan took the 200IM title. He rested from a variety of swims knowing he had the Europeans a few days later. When you aren’t 100%, you know it.
Duncan joined the 9 swimmers of the British team in Copenhagen for his first International Short Course competition.
Day 2 he swam in the 200 Free. Parents were flying to watch the rest of the competition so Euan text them the result – a marvellous bronze medal. His first open competition podium slot. A couple of days later he repeated the position in the 100 Free. Watching the race you would not realise that he had the fastest final 50m. More to come.
27/12/17 Duncan left Scotland for Perth Australia for some warm weather training.
Duncan is an ambassador for Scottish water and regularly appears at swimming pools to encourage children to swim. He appeared in the Scottish parliament to speak re the learn to swim programmes.
We must not forget BUCs ( British Universities Short Course Competition) in Sheffield.
Announcement by British Swimming of those athletes to gain lottery funding for 2017/18.
Duncan has again been fortunate to secure lottery funding.
Duncan spent some of October in Flagstaff before returning to the UK.
Team GB for European Short Course announced.
The night of the 21/9/17 Duncan was through in Edinburgh to the EICC for the Team Scotland awards. We were delighted that sister Alexandria accompanied him.
He was up against tough completion with Andy Murray, Calum Hawkins and Josh Taylor but the swimmer won the Male athlete of the year. What an accolade and to have the prize presented by Katherine Grainger.
In between the awards Stirling University celebrated its 50th Anniversary. The local MSP then mentioned Duncan in the Scottish parliament as part of the celebrations.
A week later he and girlfriend Rosie Stanger went to Mercure Ardoe House Aberdeen for the Scottish Swimming awards., hosted by David Carry and Kerri-Anne Payne. Another great evening and another fine award. This time definitely with the swimming family.
A couple of weeks rest before heading back to University of Stirling. The family managed one night away together.