Duncan left Scotland for warm weather training in Tenerife. A good number of the Scottish squad were there too, topping up the tans!

Whilst he was away he appeared as a question/picture on Question of Sport and his biography was updated on the British Swimming site.

January will finish with a competition in Luxembourg.

Duncan flew out on the Thursday and swam the 200 Butterfly heats on the Friday night. He qualified fastest for the Final. Saturday was the 200 Freestyle again qualifying fastest for the final. Duncan executed the race brilliantly and finished first with an early season time of 1.47.94. He later swam to silver in the 200 fly and broke his personal best with 1.59.33.

Duncan chose to stay in Scotland for the Short Course Nationals at the Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh 9-11 December rather than travel to Windsor for the World short Course. He certainly delighted the spectators. Every final, no matter how close, he won.


He was only too aware of Scotsman Mark Szaranek’s times at the worlds.

Duncan returned from Arizona and his first weekend home was a flight to London for the British Swimming awards – a prerequisite for funding!

The following weekend was a chance for his family to see him in action since last seeing him swim in Barcelona. They did not travel to Rio but all were in Sheffield. His sister Alex was also swimming, for Dundee University. She is the captain of the girls swim team and is also the secretary of the University Sports Union.

Duncan started the weekend with a personal best (PB) in the 1500m freestyle.

Duncan arrived at the black-tie sell out dinner for the Scottish Swimming awards. Upbeat from the previous awards dinner. Here he was amongst the family that is Scottish Swimming. A great night finished with him being presented with the Nancy Riach Memorial medal for swimmer of the year.

Duncan left for altitude training at Flagstaff Arizona and returned at the end of October.

Duncan moves to TLA with Rob Woodhouse.

After a few weeks off swimming Duncan moved back to training full time in October.

He had a busy time on his return from Rio. The end of August he and teammate Dan Wallace turned up at the National Hockey Centre as part of the Team GB encouraging kids into sport.

He visited Redwell Primary School, Kilmaurs Primary, Larbert High and Strathallan.

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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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