Delighted to announce that Duncan Scott was selected for Team GB’s swimming team for Rio De Janeiro. Duncan is one of eight Scottish swimmers in the team, all trained in Scotland except Dan Wallace. Duncan will be joined in Rio with team mates Robbie Renwick, Craig Benson and Ross Murdoch.
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 Scott travelled to Glasgow for the Scottish National Age Groups (SNAG’s) on the 2nd of April
Duncan made the final and swam the UK’s fastest longest 200IM long course time this year with a personal best of 2.01.16.
Duncan travelled to Edinburgh with Stirling University swim team to compete at the Commie pool the same weekend at the France Scotland Rugby. Edinburgh had a European feel to it and the pool had too. An incredible array of world class swimmers competed in a pre - British Rio trials completion.
Day 1 Duncan tested himself in the 100 free safely through to the finals. He improved his morning heats time to take silver. As at the end of the completion he was ranked 3rd in GB.
Duncan flew out to Bangor, Northern Ireland on Thursday 3rd March to compete 4-6th. He originally was entered for 7 races. Day 1: He swam 200 Fly in 2.00.75 finishing 3rd in the A final, 100 Breast in 1.06.64 to finish 1st in the B final. Day 2: gold in the A final 200 Free with 1.49.77 And on Day 3: another A final gold in the 200IM with a 2.02.33.