May 16th - 22nd

Duncan finished his last exam for the year at Stirling University and set off to London to join Team GB at the European Championships in London.

Day 1

16th May - Heat

Duncan swam the last leg in the 4 x 100 freestyle relay with the fastest time of 48.78


Duncan was the second swimmer for the team taling over from Robbie Renwick and handing to Ieuan Lloyd with Ben Proud finishing. Duncan bettered his morning time to 48.31 and was again the fastest of the 4

 Day 2

17th May - Heats

His first race was the 200 Free. He swam in the second last heat with a time of 1.49.77. He was pulled from the 200IM. Duncan then swam the final leg, freestyle in the 4 x 100 mixed relay. He swam 48.87 and the team finished fastest for pole position for the evening race.

Day 3

18th May - Heats and Finals off

Day 4

19th May - Heats

Duncan was seeded in the second last heat and secured a semi - final slot with 49.36


Duncan improved his morning swim with a 49.11. He was the youngest swimmer in the semi finals

Day 5

20th May - Heats and Finals off

Day 6

21st May - Heats

4 x 200 Freestyle relay Milne, Lloyd, Wallace then Duncan who swam a stunning 1.47.52 as the fastest in the tea. They finished with 7.14.34.


The finals had Renwick lead, then James Guy, Stephen Milne with Duncan finishing. They finished 5th. Duncan’s 1.47.80 was second to Jimmys’s 1.45.64. An incredible time for the point in the season.

Day 7

22nd May - Heats

In the morning heats Duncan swam 100 Fly in 53.26 for the Medley Relay.


Walker Hebborn on Backstroke led the way. The led was improved by World, European and Commonwealth Champion Adam Peatty. James Guy on Fly with Duncan the freestyler. All good. They won convincingly.

Related Articles

Video Interview - Post 4 x 100 Medley

SwimVortex Article 24/5/16

SwimVortex Article 22/5/16

The Telegraph Article 23/5/16

The Herald Article 23/5/16

Eurosport Article 23/5/16 

Swimming World Article 22/5/16 (English language Video here via Daily Motion)

SwimVortex Article 22/5/16 

Guardian Article 22/5/16

BBC Article 22/5/16 (Including Video)

The Herald Article 22/5/16

Recent Articles

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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