Duncan returned to Edinburgh for the premier short course event, having missed it in 2014, due to an invitational camp in Japan. He had a fab meet breaking 2 Scottish Open records and 7 Age group short course records.

Friday he progressed well to the finals where he broke 2 age group records. The 400 Freestyle record was held by his Stirling University team mate since 2007. Duncan pushed winner Stephen Milne to a new Scottish record and took silver with a new age group record. Out of the pool for a few minutes before getting back in the pool for the 200 Back, he knocked 3 seconds off the record and secured the silver.


Saturday 12/12/15 he swam a sound 200IM and sneaked the silver from teammate Cameron Brodie. His time of 1.55.92 was a new Scottish open record, for a few hours until Dan Wallace broke it at Dual in the Pool. He also swam in the 200 Fly, also against Cameron Brodie. He won bronze and another age group Scottish record.

Sunday was tough. 400IM. Stirling University took Gold Silver and Bronze. Duncan s silver was yet another Scottish age group record. When Duncan competed in the 200 Free he yet again improved his Scottish age group record. The finale of the competition was Stirling having 2 teams for the 4 x 100. Team Duncan raced against Team Robbie Renwick. Duncan’s speed secured the Scottish record again. Robbie had raced for that one the day before. Who will hold it next month? Duncan’s new time puts him in the top 3 UK short course swimmers of all time. Many of his times this weekend are world top twenty.

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400 Free SNSC 2015
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200 Back SNSC 2015
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200 IM SNSC 2015
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200 Fly SNSC 2015
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400 IM SNSC 2015
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200 Free SNSC 2015
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4 x 100 SNSC 2015 free relay
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Apr 2018

The Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast was the focus for April. Duncan left Scotland in the middle of March for a couple of weeks in a holding camp in Brisbane. After a delay due to illness Duncan joined the team in the commonwealth games village. The Games opened on the 4th. Swimmers don’t go to the opening ceremony as they compete the following day. Duncan’s first race was on the 6th. 6/4/18 He swam the 200 Free in the heats, fastest with a time of 1.46.62 and took the bronze in the [...]

Mar 2018

The snow for the Edinburgh International / British Championships meant the crowd was smaller than usual but the swimmers were there. They were conscious of the Australian trials for the Commonwealth Games taking place on the other side of the world. He swam the four disciplines of an IM – all looking good. The countdown to the Games has started. The swimmers left Scotland on the 17th March. They will have a bit of time in the holding camp before heading to Southport. Duncan is due to swim [...]

Feb 2018

The main competition for February was BUCs (British Universities and Colleges Sport) He broke the 200 Free record and the Stirling team won the 4 x 100 in a new record time. He had a healthy time for the 200IM final too.

Jan 2018

Duncan spent several weeks in Perth Western Australia with Scottish team mates enjoying winter sun. They returned late January and were off to Luxembourg for the Euro Meet 26th-28th January. Duncan swam 49.51 in the 100 Free A final – finishing 4th He didn’t make the A final in the 200Free but swam faster than the A final Gold medalist with a 1.47.87 – a stunning time for the part of the year. He took silver in the 200 IM with 2.00.74. A great start to the New Year.

Dec 2017

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 [...]

Nov 2017

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.

Oct 2017

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.

Sep 2017

Award season 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 [...]

Aug 2017

A couple of weeks rest before heading back to University of Stirling. The family managed one night away together.

Jul 2017

Worlds Budapest Duncan swam at the British Championships in Sheffield in April and secured a place in the British team by swimming a new British record in the 100 Freestyle. His time had him ranked fastest in the world in 2017. (47.90) Duncan had a busy week starting on Monday 24th with the 200 Freestyle heats and semis in the evening. His time in the semis had him ranked 1st for the final on the Tuesday with a PB of 1.45.16 25th was finals night. He swam a 1.45.27 and finished fourth in the [...]


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