Duncan Scott has had an incredible year of swimming. He's competed and successfully won

  • Golds at Scottish Schools
  • 8 age group titles at Scottish age groups in April
  • Represented Scotland at Tri Nations in May
  • Won 2 Scottish Junior Titles at Tollcross, Glasgow in June
  • 4 medals for Team GB at the European Youth Olympic Festival in July, a Gold and a Silver on his own with Silver and Bronze in the Relay.

What would August bring?

Duncan qualified for 10 events at the British Gas ASA Youth Championships in Sheffield but focussed on 6.

Day 1

  • 100 Butterfly heats followed by a 4 x 100 relay.
  • Session 2 saw the semis to qualify for the final.

Day 2

  • Session 3 - 200 Freestyle heats took him into the semi finals.
  • Session 5 - 100 Fly final winning Gold to become the ASA 15-16 age group champion breaking the Scottish Junior Record with 55.43.
  • He followed this with another Personal Best in the 200 Free semi and another Scottish Junior Record.

Day 3

  • Session 6 - Started with the 200 IM, and later that morning he had the 200 Fly heats. Both events saw him secure his place in the semis. He finished the morning with another 200 in the 4 x 200 relay swimming for his team F.I.R.S.T.
  • Session 7 - Semi final of the 200 Fly. Halfway through the evening and another 200 metres to swim in the 200 Free winning Gold and breaking his Personal Best and the Scottish Junior Record from the day before. His final 200 was the Individual Medley semi final winning Gold.

Day 4

  • Session 9 - 2 finals winning Gold in both and breaking Scottish junior records in both.

Day 6

  • Session 13 - 400 IM followed by a Personal Best in the 50 Freestyle.
  • Team swim in the 4 x 100 Medley Relay.
  • Session 14 - semi final of the 50 Free and final of the 400 IM winning another Gold.
  • Fifth last race was the 50 Freestyle breaking the GB age group record, the Scottish Junior Record and the Scottish Age Group record and won in 23.23 to become ranked 3rd in Scotland for all ages.
  • 1 competition, 6 finals, 6 Golds, 1 GB record, 2 Scottish Age Group records and 5 Scottish Junior Records.

Duncan has a swimming scholarship to Strathallan School in Perthshire where he is coached by former commonwealth swimmer Elaine Johnston.

He competes for Bo'ness ASC part of Falkirk Integrated Regional Swim Team (F.I.R.S.T.) who is coached by Alloa resident Steven Tigg. Duncan is a member of Scottish Swimming Youth Development Squad and is assisted by the Institute Of Sport.

European Youth Olympic Festival - July 2013

Former St John's Primary school pupil and Alloa resident Duncan Scott has a swimming scholarship to Strathallan School. He is coached by former commonwealth swimmer Elaine Johnston. Duncan competes for Bo'ness and F.I.R.S.T., whose coach is Steven Tigg. Duncan is a member of the Institute of Sport and is part of Scottish Swimmings Youth Squad.

Duncan Scott qualified for the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF 14th-19th July 2013) back in March.
Within weeks the British Olympic Authority (BOA) had invited him for consideration to the team.

He wasn't the only one honoured with selection. Steven Tigg, Duncan's coach since the age of seven first with Alloa ASC then at F.I.R.S.T., was selected as team coach for the boys.

Team GB came second overall in the medal table with 31 medals. The swimming team contributed to 16 of these. Duncan won 4 medals. Gold in the 200 IM, Silver in the 400 IM, a 4x 100 Mixed Relay Silver and a Bronze in the 4 x 100 boys Relay.

Day one of the swimming had him break the Scottish Junior and Age group record in 4.26.28 and take Silver. Later in the week he swam another fantastic 100m to again break the Junior and Age group record held by Olympian Robbie Renwick. On the 19th July he swam a Personal Best in the heats in the morning and was back in the pool for the last session to break another Personal Best, the age group and Scottish Junior record.


Duncan Scott turned 16 at the beginning of May, a week later he represented Scotland at the Celtic Tri-Nations at East Kilbride. Duncan broke three West District Age Group records the 200 Butterfly, 200 Individual Medley and 400 Individual Medley and won a Bronze medal in the 200 IM.

Two weeks later, and still in the midst of GCSE's, he headed to the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh for the East District Grand Prix.

Scottish Olympians, Michael Jamieson, Hannah Milley, Craig Benson, Robbie Renwick and Caitlin McClatchy were joined by Liam Tancock, Kerri-Anne Payne, Joe Roebuck and many more. Duncan swam well although he'd had four days out from training due to illness. He gained the second prize for the middle distance swimmers from the three Grand Prix Competitions. He was joined by Butt, Kirkwood and Gibb to do a display 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay where they broke the Scottish Junior record.

13-16th June was the Scottish Nationals held in the newly upgraded International pool at Tollcross Glasgow, the venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Duncan finished his last exam on the 14th so was unable to defend his 200 Butterfly Junior title. He did win three Scottish Junior Titles, 100 Butterfly, 200 Individual Medley and 400 Individual Medley an Open Bronze medal in the 400 IM and a new wWest District Age Group record in the 100 Fly.

What next? He has qualified for 10 events at the ASA Youth Age Groups in Sheffield and has been selected to represent Scotland South and East at the UK School Games in September.

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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