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.
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.
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 Scottish parliament as part of the celebrations.
A week later he and girlfriend Rosie Stanger went to Mercure Ardoe House Aberdeen for the Scottish Swimming awards., hosted by David Carry and Kerri-Anne Payne. Another great evening and another fine award. This time definitely with the swimming family.
A couple of weeks rest before heading back to University of Stirling. The family managed one night away together.
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 world. He’d broken his PB to make the final and swam close to that on the night. There was 0.04 between him and the third place.
No rest - back in the pool on the Wednesday for the 100 Free. He swam 48.46 to make the semis and improved with a 48.10 to make the final where he swam 48.11 to finish 5th on the 27th July.