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Sport Swimming
CGA Scotland   
Gender Men
Born 23 May 1991 in Edinburgh, SCO
Height1.88 m
Weight 81 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Stirling, SCO
Occupation Logistics
Languages English
Higher education Accounting - University of Stirling: Scotland
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began swimming at age five in Hawick, Scotland.
Why this sport? He followed his older brother Christopher into the sport.
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for Scotland
Tournament Commonwealth Games
Location Delhi, IND
General Interest
Hobbies Playing computer games, golf, tenpin bowling, cooking, playing the guitar, listening to music, poker. (scottishswimming.com, 16 Apr 2014; uofsswimming.com, 24 Mar 2014; backarisingstar.com, 01 May 2013; swimming.org, 16 Nov 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a silver medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (uofsswimming.com, 24 Mar 2014)
Most influential person in career His parents. (scottishswimming.com, 16 Apr 2014)
Hero / Idol US swimmer Michael Phelps. (stir.ac.uk, 16 Jul 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "What you do outside of training is just as important as what you do in the pool. Sporting excellence is a 24/7 job." (uofsswimming.com, 24 Mar 2014)
Other information RETIREMENT
He retired from competition in April 2016. "Every good thing must come to an end. The journey to this point has been epic with the University of Stirling past and present. (swimswam.com, 17 Apr 2016)

FAMILY SACRIFICE
He is grateful to the lengths his family have gone to so he could pursue his swimming career. "I grew up in Hawick [Scotland] which was a rugby town, so when I took up swimming and started to get good I had to make a 90 minute journey to Edinburgh. At age 15 my family moved there, an amazing show of faith in me." (tenerifemagazine.com, 26 Nov 2011)