3rd of October was a busy day for Duncan. He trained in the morning and then set off for Manchester to be at the inaugural British Swimming awards. There was an expectation that those athletes with funding should be there. As he was unable to attend the Commonwealth Games Awards his parents were delighted to accept on his behalf. (10 years+ of driving to training and competitions – pay back )
At the moment Nigel Scott took to the stage to accept the Sir Peter Heatly trophy for the Young Sportsperson of the year from Hazel Irvine a text came through to say ‘Duncan was been awarded the emerging athlete of the year at the British Swimming awards’
Duncan Scott has been picked for Podium funding after the successful World Championships in Kazan. He swam in the 4 x 100 relay and the heats of the gold winning 4 x 200 relay.
Duncan started university at Stirling in September and was awarded a winning students scholarship the same week he was awarded the WG Todd prize and cup for the Junior male athlete of the year at the Scottiah Swimming awards. This is the third year that he has won the award.
Duncan headed first to London for a Team GB camp.and then on to Kazan for the World Campionships with the best swimmers all aiming for next years Olympics in Rio.
21 July 2015
Scottish swimmer Duncan Scott "can go as far as he wants in the sport," according to his coach.
Scott, 18, is one of six Scots heading to the World Swimming Championships in Russia later his week.
He will compete in the 100 and 200m freestyle relays, after winning six medals at the European Games in Baku last month.
And coach Steven Twigg believes Scott has "every possible chance of being extremely successful" in his career.
Scott won gold in the 100 and 200m freestyle and in the 4x100m freestyle relay; and silver in the 4x200m freestyle, 4x100m mixed freestyle, and 4x100m medley.
Tigg, a high performance swim coach at Stirling University, where Scott trains, says the 18-year-old's Baku success was expected as far as he was concerned.
"But Duncan is a modest and humble individual - they [the medals] were probably unexpected to him," he added.