Craig McNally sampled his first taste of elite level international swimming as a 17-year old rookie for Team Scotland at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
He finished 12th in the 100m Backstroke, 11th in the 200m Back and helped the Scottish 4x100m Medley Relay quartet on the way to a fifth place finish.
The following season, McNally was lifting his first British medal after 50m Backstroke silver behind world record holder Liam Tancock at the 2011 British Gas Swimming Championships in Manchester.
After narrowly missing the podium with a fourth (200m Back) and fifth (100m Back) at the 2012 Olympic Trials in London, McNally sealed a spot at his first World Championships with 200m Backstroke gold at the 2013 British Gas Swimming Championships.
A month later, he sailed into his first World Championship final in Barcelona, ultimately breaking his own Scottish record to finish sixth in the final.