Swimmer Profile - Duncan Scott – LEN


A strong British team will contest the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow, featuring four recently-crowned world champions. Here’s our one-stop-shop for getting to know your home heroes that will descend on Tollcross and compete for medals with Europe’s best. Freya Anderson: a Scouse sensation whose inexorable rise shows no signs of slowing. IG – […]
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EuroSwim 2019 in numbers

What a week it was at EuroSwim in Glasgow, with Tollcross crowds given endless thrills, British success and a host of great memories to cherish.  Russia topped the medal table and Great Britain took home their best haul of medals since 2003, continuing the team’s storied relationship with the Glasgow pool. And British teenage sensation Freya Anderson […]
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Kolesnikov reels off double gold as Russia rule on final night at EuroSwim

Kliment Kolesnikov underlined his status as one of swimming’s brightest young stars with two golds inside an hour as Russia dominated the final night of the LEN European Short Course Championships. The 19-year-old broke the 200m long-course backstroke world record in Glasgow last year but didn’t get a fairytale return, crashing out in the 200m […]
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Three things from Tollcross: Hopkin sets up tilt at top step as EuroSwim builds to climax

Europe’s elite scrabbled for lanes in Sunday morning’s heats ahead of a grandstand final night, promising ten back-to-back finals and non-stop drama. With Freya Anderson going for gold once again and Duncan Scott set to race in three finals, it’s set to be a memorable evening with limited tickets still available for the session. Here […]
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Anderson stuns to claim second gold on a magical night at EuroSwim

Freya Anderson did it again. Great Britain’s teenage sensation sent a loud Tollcross crowd wild for a second night running, soaring to 200m freestyle success and thumping her own national record. Then back to anchor her nation to silver in the mixed 4x50m freestyle, taking the medal tally to nine, Anderson is emerging as the […]
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Three Things from Tollcross: Champions back in the pool on sprint Saturday

Day Three heroes rode the wave of their success on Saturday morning as a bumper weekend at EuroSwim gathers pace. Gold medallists from Friday night Freya Anderson, Vladimir Morozov and Katinka Hosszu all dived back into competition and underlined their multiple medal credentials. Here are three things you might have missed from the morning session. […]
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Anderson outshines big names to claim gold on thrilling Friday at EuroSwim

A star is born in Great Britain’s Freya Anderson, who held off a world-class field to win 100m freestyle gold at the LEN European Short Course Championships. Anderson, 18, sealed a maiden international title with aplomb in front of a boisterous home crowd at Tollcross, a superb final two lengths underpinning a personal best 51.49. […]
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Three things from Tollcross: Britain set up frantic Friday night at EuroSwim

Friday at EuroSwim is already coming to the boil after morning heats bubbled away and teed up more medal chances for Britain in the Tollcross pool. After sealing medals on Thursday night, Duncan Scott, Vladimir Morozov and Kira Toussaint returned to the water and showed their class once again. Here are three quick takeaways from […]
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Litchfield bags Britain gold as world record falls at EuroSwim

It’s all on track to Tokyo for Max Litchfield after dominant 400m individual medley gold at the LEN European Short Course Championships. The Yorkshireman, who arrived in Glasgow with an entry time four seconds quicker than any other, delivered Britain’s first EuroSwim gold medal to the delight of a bumper Tollcross crowd. Litchfield’s family, also […]
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Huge volunteer effort forms backbone of smooth running of EuroSwim

More than 225 volunteers have teamed up with Glasgow Life to deliver the LEN European Short Course Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre this week, with applicants from as far away as Hungary and the United Arab Emirates. From directing spectators to their seats, providing information and support to the swimmers and the media, organizing […]
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Three things from Tollcross: Scott’s away on Day Two at EuroSwim

A pulsating first night gave way to a fascinating second morning with the LEN European Short Course Championships well underway. It was Italy atop the medal table after Day One, but eight further champions will be crowned at Tollcross tonight and Britain will be well in the hunt. Here are three things we learned from […]
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Swimmer Profile – Duncan Scott

Local boy Duncan Scott is preparing to grace Scottish waters once again as he returns home for the LEN European Short Course Championships next month.

Born in Glasgow and raised in Alloa, Scott made global headlines this summer with medal-winning exploits at the World Championships in Gwangju.

The British prodigy scooped a pair of medals in South Korea, winning gold in the 4x100m medley relay with teammates Adam Peaty, James Guy and Luke Greenbank after claiming bronze in the 200m Freestyle.

And Scott is a considerably well-travelled campaigner for a fresh-faced 22-year-old, winning his maiden international medal – silver – at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in the 4x200m Freestyle Relay.

He is now set to return to the venue to compete in front of a raucous home crowd, seeking to carry this summer’s momentum into the pool with him at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre.

Scott is also in possession of a pair of Olympic silvers, placing second in both the 4x200m Freestyle Relay and 4x100m Medley Relay in Rio in 2016 to propel him into the international spotlight at just 19 years of age.

But his medals on the world stage do not end there, as he won gold in the 4x200m Freestyle Relay in the World Championships in Kazan in 2015 before going onto defend his crown in the event in Budapest two years later.

Glasgow is the place Scott calls home, however, returning to his city of birth for the European Championships in 2018 and claiming a spectacular trio of gold medals in the process.

The precocious starlet scooped first-places in the 200m Freestyle, 4x100m Medley Relay as well as his beloved 4x200m Freestyle Relay, sending the local contingent into raptures as he took the competition by storm.

And they were not his only crowning glories in 2018 – Scott came home with no fewer than six medals from the Gold Coast after the Commonwealth Games, winning gold and silver respectively in the 100m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley as his stock continued to rise.

So, by the time the LEN European Short Course Championships roll around next month, Scott will be sure to receive nothing short of a hero’s welcome from an adoring home crowd.

Follow Duncan on social

Twitter – @Dunks_Scott

Instagram – @dunks_scott

Short Course Personal Bests

100m Freestyle – 46.64

200m Freestyle – 1:42.47

200m Butterfly – 1:53.59

200m Individual Medley – 1:53.82

Fun Fact – Swimming runs in the family for Scott as his older sister, Alex, was swimming captain at the University of Dundee and president of its sports union in the academic year of 2017-18.