Duncan appeared for the final heat on the Sunday morning. He was racing in the lane next to world champion James Guy. Unintimidated by the champion he kept him in his sights and finished in top place having the pole position for the finals. Duncan’s win was a surprise for the spectators. His time was a PB and a new British age group record.
He returned for the final race of the completion with fellow scots from the Scottish 4 x 200 Commonwealth silver medal team, Milne, Renwick and Wallace. Stunning race with all to race for. The Rio team world be picked from this line up. Duncan finished 4th behind Guy. Milne and Renwick.
Duncan scraped into the 200IM final with 3 fellow scots. His time was not as fast as the Personal Best he set at the same pool a couple of weeks ago. Back to rest and head focused he swam a stormer and raced to the bronze slot in a new PB of 1.59.88
In the final 100 free heat Duncan raced in the lane next to British Champion Ben Proud. The focus was on the English swimmer. So much so that the commentators forgot to announce that Duncan had broken the Scottish record. He rested and returned for finals, cool as a cucumber. Although in lane five the commentator focused on lane 3 and 4. Duncan swam a blinder breaking his Scottish record and becoming British Champion. He broke his British age group record too.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]