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Dan Wallace

After a promising junior career, Dan Wallace broke through to the senior ranks with an outstanding 2013 season in which he won domestic medals in both USA and Great Britain.

Dan Wallace Profile

Date of Birth 14th April 1993
Born Edinburgh
Team/Club Warrender Baths / University of Florida
Coach Laurel Bailey / Gregg Troy
The Scottish swimmer qualified for consecutive European Junior Championships in 2010 and 2011, medalling twice at the latter with 200m Individual Medley silver and 400m Individual Medley bronze.

Wallace moved to USA for the 2012 season, training under Gregg Troy at the University of Florida before returning to British shores for two sixth-place finishes in the respective Individual Medleys at the 2012 British Gas Swimming Championships in London.

The following season saw Wallace make his mark both domestically and internationally, landing 400 IM bronze at the NCAA Championships then 200m IM bronze and 400m IM silver at the British Gas Swimming Championships.

Wallace continued his form into his debut World Championships in Barcelona, reaching the 400m Individual Medley final before clocking a Scottish record to finish seventh.

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
Long Course 200m Butterfly 1:59.49 2013  
Long Course 200m Individual Medley 1:59.00 2013 NR
Long Course 400m Individual Medley 4:13.72 2013 NR
Short Course 200m Butterfly 1:59.94 2012  
Short Course 200m Individual Medley 1:58.16 2012  
Short Course 400m Individual Medley 4:10.35 2012  

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
World Championships 400m Individual Medley 2013 4:13.72 7th
European Junior Championships 200m Breaststroke 2011 2:19.59 14th
  200m Individual Medley   2:02.41 SILVER
  400m Individual Medley   4:20.60 BRONZE
  200m Individual Medley 2010 2:06.97 8th
  400m Individual Medley   4:26.83 7th

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 200m Butterfly 2013 1:59.95 4th
  200m Individual Medley   1:59.00 BRONZE
  400m Individual Medley   4:15.22 SILVER
  200m Butterfly 2012 2:00.89 10th
  200m Individual Medley   2:02.51 6th
  400m Individual Medley   4:18.88 6th
  400m Freestyle 2011 4:04.18 29th
  200m Breaststroke   2:21.93 16th
  100m Butterfly   56.51 16th
  200m Individual Medley   2:04.68 8th
  400m Individual Medley   4:29.23 12th
  200m Breaststroke 2010 2:23.26 15th
  200m Individual Medley   2:05.88 11th
  400m Individual Medley   4:31.44 16th
  100m Breaststroke 2009 1:08.44 35th
  200m Breaststroke   2:26.38 30th
  200m Individual Medley   2:10.31 19th
  200m Breaststroke 2008 2:33.81 47th


Favourite event: 25m Breaststroke. Best event is 400m IM though!

Finest ever performance: The final of the 2013 FINA World Championships in the 400m IM

Role models: Ryan Lochte, Michael Jordan and Tanya Wallace (mum)

My aspirations are: To win a medal on the world stage


If I wasn’t a swimmer I would be: An underwear model

Tip for the top: Take it easy and don't be too hard on yourself. Stay focused and take every day and every opportunity one at a time

Life after swimming: Find the one and settle down

Would most like to meet: Mila Kunis or Megan Fox

Most prized possession: My NCAA National Championship ring

Biggest influence on career: Parents


Sports: American Football

Band/music: Jay-Z, Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding

Food: A big, tasty cheeseburger

Hobbies: Spending quality time with my friends

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