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Ross Murdoch

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.

Ross Murdoch Profile

Date of Birth 14th January 1994
Born Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire
Team/Club University of Stirling
Coach Ben Higson
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.

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
Long Course 50m Breaststroke 27.28 2014 NR
Long Course 100m Breaststroke 59.56 2014 NR
Long Course 200m Breaststroke 2:13.60 2013  
Short Course 50m Breaststroke 27.92 2011  
Short Course 100m Breaststroke 1:00.72 2012  
Short Course 200m Breaststroke 2:12.71 2012  

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
World Championships 50m Breaststroke 2013 28.00 30th
  100m Breaststroke   1:00.07 11th
  4x100m Medley Relay   3:35.23 9th
European Junior Championships 50m Breaststroke 2012 28.09 SILVER
  100m Breaststroke   1:02.50 6th
  200m Breaststroke   2:14.53 SILVER

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 50m Breaststroke 2014 27.45 SILVER
  100m Breaststroke   59.56 GOLD
  50m Breaststroke 2013 27.67 BRONZE
  100m Breaststroke   59.80 GOLD
  200m Breaststroke 2012 2:13.62 7th


Favourite event: 100m Breaststroke

Finest ever performance: Swimming a 59.80 in the 100m Breaststroke at the British Trials in 2013

Role models: I don't really have a role model as such, however seeing the emotion of all champions is enough to drive me towards being the best I can be

My aspirations are: To win medalsat major competitions and enjoy the process


If I wasn’t a swimmer I would be: An jedi knight

Tip for the top: Perserverance and consistency

Life after swimming: Not sure yet

Would most like to meet: Luke Skywalker

Most prized possession: My dreams and ambitions!

Biggest influence on career: My dad, he has always pushed me to be the best I can be!


Sports: F1, Darts, Basketball, NFL

Band/music: Foo Fighters

Food: Lasagne

Hobbies: Playing pool, Xbox and darts, spending time with my friends at and away from the pool


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