Ross Murdoch

Place Of Birth: Alexandria
Current Coach: Steven Tigg
Back A Rising Star:

ROSS MURDOCH started swimming in Alexandria in West Dumbartonshire when he was six years old and is currently the British record holder for the 200m Breastroke. He was one of the brightest hopes for a Team Scotland medal for Gold Coast 2018 and duly delivered with a Silver in the 200m Breaststroke, only narrowly pipped by James Wilby of England.

Ross swam in front of the home crowds at Tollcross where he amde his name four years before once again in 2018 at the European Championships and made the final of the 200m Breaststroke, finishing fourth.

Ross originally stormed to stardom by winning two medals at his home Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014, with Gold and Bronze. He was selcted to Team GB for the Rio Olympics in 2016 and reached the semi finals of the 100m breaststroke, narrowly missing out on a finals place.

Ross' career has saw him collect a full set medals from the World Championships, picking up a Silver at the most recent meet in Budapest in 2017 as the British male quartet reached the finals of the 4x100mn Medley Relay. The Kazan 2015 World Championships yielded an individual Bronze for Ross in the 100m Breaststroke and team Gold in the Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay.

At the European Championships in London in 2016 before Rio, Ross swam to a European title in the 200m Breaststroke and he scooped a Bronze and Silver in the 50m and 100m Breaststroke.

On home soil, Ross has consisntenly proved his brillaince at the British Championships. Since breaking through in 2012 he has topped the podium three times, the first in 2013 and most recently in 2017.

In 2013, Ross reached the semi finals of the 100m Breaststroke at the World Championships. Earlier in 2013 he won Gold in the 50m Breaststroke and reached the final of the 100m Breaststroke at the British Gas International meeting in Leeds.

His key to success is perseverance and consistency and holding on to your dreams and ambitions. Away from swimming, he enjoys playing pool and darts, listening to Foo Fighters and watching Formula One.

#ILearnedtoSwim with Ross Murdoch

"My earliest memory of learning to swim was swimming with my friends from school and spending loads of time at the bottom of the teaching pool blowing bubbles. I learned to swim at Vale of Leven Swimming Pool and my first club was West Dunbartonshire ASC. I joined because I saw them training in the same pool."


Olympic Games
2016100m Breaststroke1:00.059th
FINA World Championships
2017200m Breaststroke2:08.124th
20174x100 Medley Relay3:28.95Silver
2017Mixed 4x100 Medley Relay3:41.565th
2015100m Breaststroke59.09Bronze
2015Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay3:41.71Gold
Commonwealth Games
2018100m Breaststroke59.895th
2018200m Breaststroke2:08.32Silver
20184x100m Medley Relay4th3:35.15
201450m Breaststroke27.656th
2014100m Breaststroke59.47Bronze
2014200m Breaststroke2:07.30Gold
20144x100m Medley Relay3:37.487th
European Championships
2018200m Breaststroke2:08.554th
201650m Breaststroke27.31Bronze
2016100m Breaststroke59.73Silver
2016200m Breaststroke2:08.33Gold
20164x100 Medley Relay3:32.15Gold
2014100m Breaststroke59.43Silver
2014200m Breaststroke2:07.77Silver
British Championships
2019100m Breaststroke59.21Bronze
2019200m Breaststroke2:07.96Silver
201950m Breaststroke27.45Silver
2017200m Breaststroke2:09.15Gold
2017100m Breaststroke1:00.00Silver
2016100m Breaststroke59.31Silver
2016200m Breaststroke2:09.16Bronze
201550m Breaststroke27.57Silver
2015100m Breaststroke59.13Silver
2015200m Breaststroke2:08.90Bronze
201450m Breaststroke27.45Silver
2014100m Breaststroke59.56Gold
201350m Breaststroke 27.67 Bronze
2013100m Breaststroke 59.80 Gold
European Junior Championships
201250m Breaststroke 28.09 Silver
2012200m Breaststroke 2:14.53 Silver