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Further Personal Information

Date of birth
29 April 1994
186 cm
Perth, SCO
Athlete, Student
Higher education
Environmental Science - Perth College UHI: Scotland

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He learned to swim at age four at Perth Leisure Pool in Scotland. He took up competitive swimming with Perth City Swim Club at age nine.
Why this sport?
"I have always enjoyed physical activity, whether it is sports, cubs, or simply playing outside in the garden. When I was nine, my friend asked me if I wanted to try out for Perth City Swim Club. I went to the trials and got through, and ever since then I've kept it up. I really enjoy the sport."
Club / Team
Perth City Swim Club: Scotland
Name of coach
Ann Dickson [personal], GBR

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 19 Oct 2016)
Most influential person in career
His family. (, 02 Sep 2017)
Hero / Idol
British swimmers Steve Parry and Graeme Smith, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (, 24 Feb 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's not just about taking part, it's about doing your best in the part you take." (, 24 Feb 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was presented with the JY Coutts Award by Scottish Swimming. The award is presented for outstanding services to the Scottish Amateur Swimming Association. (, 01 Oct 2018)

In 2016 and 2018 he was named Sports Personality of the Year at the Perth and Kinross Sports Awards in Scotland. (, 11 Mar 2019;, 15 Mar 2016)