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.
Craig McNally Profile
|Date of Birth||22nd December 1992|
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.
|Long Course 50m Backstroke||25.92||2011||NR|
|Long Course 100m Backstroke||54.65||2013|
|Long Course 200m Backstroke||1:55.67||2013||NR|
|Short Course 50m Backstroke||25.30||2013|
|Short Course 100m Backstroke||53.83||2012|
|Short Course 200m Backstroke||1:55.01||2013|
|World Championships||200m Backstroke||2013||1:55.67||6th|
|Commonwealth Games||100m Backstroke||2010||56.45||12th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:40.68||5th|
|European Short Course Championships||50m Backstroke||2013||25.30||38th|
|British Championships||100m Backstroke||2014||57.71||22nd|
|400m Individual Medley||4:40.07||27th|
In The Pool
Favourite Event: 200 Backstroke
Finest Ever Performance: Coming sixth at the 2013 World Championships - 200 Back
Role Models: People like Michael Phelps for not just reaching the top, but redefining it.
Aspirations: To win gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Out Of The Pool
If I Wasn't A Swimmer I Would Be: If I was good enough I would be in another sport like athletics or at university studying for either accounting or veterinary medicine.
Tip For The Top: Always give 100 percent and have fun.
Life After Swimming: I would like to travel and then move into a career in accounting or study to become a vet.
Would Most Like To Meet: Usain Bolt
Most Prized Possession: My Commonwealth Games kilt.
Biggest Influence On Career: My parents for their support over the years.
Sports: Other than swimming, my favourite sport would probably be athletics or tennis.
Food: Steak or lasagne.
Hobbies: Playing PS3 and hanging out with my friends when I can.