Bo’ness ASC sent 7 swimmers through for the East District Grand Prix at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh for the 2nd and 3rd of June. This was a three session competition with morning heats and finals and an afternoon session for the under 16’s.

Both Kayrinne Kelly (16) and Duncan Scott (15) had been invited as part of the Scottish Swimming youth development squad (YDS) to stay over at Edinburgh University’s Pollock Halls on the Friday and Saturday night. They then sat with the rest of the YDS throughout the competition.

Duncan had 5 swims, finaled in 4 and made the A final of 3. Not bad for a 15 year old swimming in the Open events for the over 16’s.  He produced a Personal Best (PB) in the 400m Individual Medley where he finished 5th. He finished 5th in the 200 IM and 6th in the 200 Butterfly. Highlight for him would be making the B final of the 100 Fly, finishing with a PB of 59.54 and another time for the British in July. Duncan had recently returned from swimming at the new Olympic pool in London where he was swimming at the UK school Games for Scotland South and East. Duncan won Gold in the 200 IM and Silver in the 400 IM.

Another fantastic weekend for the Bo’ness swimmers. All swimmers are members of Bo’ness ASC and are coached as part of F.I.R.S.T. (Falkirk Integrated Regional Swim Team) by Steven Tigg and Monica Borland. F.I.R.S.T. recently won top team at the Scottish National Age Groups in Sunderland. Beating Warrender who had held the top place for 10 years.

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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 [...]

Jun 2017

Scottish Student Sport Awards Another nomination another award, as Duncan was unable to attend his sister, Alexandria,  president of the University of Dundee Sports Union, picked up his award. Scottish Student Sport Article

Apr 2017

Duncan competed at the British Championships in Sheffield Whilst most swimmers were in the water, Duncan was signing autographs for swimming fans. The following day he started with 200 Fly – great PB and a bronze podium position 1.57.50 The following evening was the 100 freestyle, the event he was fifth in at the Rio Olympics. He swam his own race. Finished with his slot for the world championships as he made the selection time with 47.90. The first British swimmer under 48. His swim ranks [...]

Speedo Signs Duncan Scott

Speedo signs Duncan Scott who is delighted to have gained their support. Its early in the season and Duncan is lying 3rd in the world for the 200 Free and 6th in the world for the 100 Free, 7th in the 200IM.

Mar 2017

2017 Arena pro- swim series at Indianapolis 2 - 4th March Quick link for results  Edinburgh International 10 - 12th March Quick link live streaming


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