200 Free Day 6 17/4/16

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.

Duncan returned from Amiens and has been in training at Stirling since. He has been joined by swimmers from Shanghai coached by Chris Martin. He shortly heads to Bangor Northern Ireland and a week later heads to Edinburgh for the Edinburgh International at the Commonwealth Pool.

He will compete in

  • 100 Free event 108 (lying 4th) on the Friday
  • 200IM event 209 on the Saturday (lying 1st)
  • 200 Free event 309 on the Sunday (lying 7th )

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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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