Further Personal Information
||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.
||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)
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)
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)