Ross Murdoch has made remarkable progress since making the 200m Breaststroke final at his British Gas Swimming Championships debut courtesy of a seven-second personal best at London Aquatics Centre.
The Scot's performance in London earned him a spot on the team for the 2012 European Junior Championships in Antwerp where he continued his progress with silvers over 50m and 200m Breaststroke.
At the inaugural British Gas International Meet in March, Murdoch gave a taste of what was to come in 2013 with gold in the 50m Breaststroke and a final appearance in the 100m Breast.
He topped the podium again in June, winning 100m Breaststroke gold and 50m Breaststroke bronze, both in Scottish records, at the British Gas Swimming Championships in Sheffield.
A month later, Murdoch made his senior international debut at the World Championships in Barcelona, reaching the semi-finals of the 100m Breaststroke.