Craig McNally

Place Of Birth: Edinburgh
Current Coach: Steven Tigg
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CRAIG MCNALLY is an Edinburgh-born swimmer who first represented his country as a 17 year old at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, and went on to represent Scotland again at Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018.

On the Gold Coast, Craig reached the finals of the 50m and 200m Backstroke and finished both events ranked seventh overall. He also assisted Team Scotland to a fourth-place finish in the 4x100m Medley Relay on the final night of competition.

For the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, Craig returned to a senior British team for the first time in five years in 2018 following his performances down under in Gold Coast.

He went in the 200m Backstroke event at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships but was unable to progress out of the heats due to the two per nation rule and ranked 18th overall.

Domestically, Craig claimed his first medal, a silver, in 2011 in the 50m Backstroke at the British Gas Swimming Championships. 2013 was a great year for Craig: he won gold in the 200m Backstroke at the British Gas Swimming Champions and then broke his own Scottish record at the World Championship final in Barcelona where he finished sixth. In 2015, McNally retained in British title.

#ILearnedtoSwim with Craig McNally

"I had always enjoyed swimming since finishing lessons and competing in school galas and knew that I had wanted to take it up competitively, but didn't do this until my friend joined Warrender and I followed him into the club shortly afterwards. I remember choking on water once and refusing to get back in the pool but needless to say I overcame it!"


British Championships
2016200m BackstrokeBronze
FINA World Championships
2013200m Backstroke 1:55.67 6th
European Championships
2018200m Backstroke10th
Commonwealth Games
201850m Backstroke25.807th
2018100m Backstroke55.2810th
2018200m Backstroke1:58.327th
2014100m Backstroke54.547th
2014200m Backstroke1:58.275th
2010100m Backstroke 56.45 12th
2010200m Backstroke 2:02.10 11th
20104x100m Medley Relay 3:40.68 5th
Pro Swim Series
2016200m Backstroke Bronze
British Championships
2019200M Backstroke1:55.89Silver
2013200m Backstroke 1:56.36 Gold
201150m Backstroke 25.92 Silver
201750m BackstrokeBronze