Dan Wallace

Date Of Birth: 14 April 1993
Place Of Birth: Edinburgh
Current Club: Edinburgh University
Current Coach: Chris Jones

DAN WALLACE said in 2014 before his home Commonwealth Games that “My most prized possession is my NCAA National Championship ring but one day I hope that will be complimented by a medal from an international competition.” An Olympic Silver, World Championship Gold and Commonwealth Gold later meant Dan has achieved his dream - but he isn't stopping there. He's worked his way into the Team Scotland squad for Gold Coast 2018 and still holds the Scottish record in the 200m and 400m Individual Medley categories.

Dan has also been successful at European level in both individual and team events, swimming to the final of the 200m Individual Medley at the 2016 where he finished eighth meet and as a aprt of the 4x200m team that came home sixth.

After spending 2012 in Florida training under Gregg Troy, Dan returned to Scotland in 2013 and immediately made an impression, winning Bronze in the 400m Individual Medley at the NCAA Championships and a further two Bronze medals at the British Gas Swimming Championships. 

Away from the pool, Dan likes watching American football. He says: "American football, along with a big tasty cheeseburger and some quality time with my friends, is my idea of a great Sunday afternoon!”

#ILearnedtoSwim with Dan Wallace

"I started swimming because my siblings swam and my earleist memory is jumping into the deep end, and diving down to the bottom in my PJs looking for a brick! I learned to swim at Dunbar Swimming Pool and my first club was Duns ASC.


Olympic Games
2016200m Individual Medley1:58.548th
20164x200m Freestyle Relay7:03.13Silver
FINA World Championships
2015200m Individual Medley1:57.594th
20154x200m Freestyle Relay7:04.33Gold
2015400m Individual Medley4:13.776th
2013400m Individual Medley4:13.727th
Commonwealth Games
20184x200m Freestyle RelayBronze
2014400m Individual Medley4:11.20Gold
2014200m Individual Medley1:58.72Silver
2014400m Freestyle3:46.115th
20144x200m Freestyle Relay7:09.18Silver
European Championships
2016200m Individual Medley 2:00.928th
2016400m Individual Medley4:23.3721st
20164x200m Freestyle Relay7:10.736th
British Championships
2017200m Individual Medley6th
European Junior Championships
2011200m Individual Medley 2:02.41 Silver
2011400m Individual Medley 4:20.60 Bronze
2010200m Individual Medley 2:06.97 8th
2010400m Individual Medley 4:26.83 7th
Commonwealth Games
2018200m IM1:59.856th