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Keiran McGuckin

Date Of Birth: 25 October 1990
Place Of Birth: Falkirk
Current Club: Edinburgh University
Current Coach: Chris Jones

Part of the swim programme at the University of Edinburgh, KEIRAN MCGUCKIN is currently combining his training with his degree in Mechanical Engineering. Gold Coast 2018 will be his second Commonwealth Games, after being selected to represent his home country at Glasgow 2014 in the 4x100m Freestyle Relay event.

Keiran has been steadily making his mark and at the 2017 British Championships he clinched Bronze in the 100m Freestyle. He also picked up two Bronze medals at the 2014 Scottish National Championships.

Keiran says he is inspired by his family.

#ILearnedtoSwim with Kieran McGuckin

"I learned how to swim with my dad, who taught me on holiday in Florida when I was four years old. I got into swimming when my mum seen an advert in the paper and asked if I wanted to try it - I never looked back! My first club was Falkirk Otters."

"One of my earliest memories was when my Dad took my armbands off and told me to jump in and he would catch me. He swam away from me and I had to swim by myself for the first time. It worked!"

Achievements

Commonwealth Games
201850m Freestyle18th
2018100m Freestyle18th
20184x100m Freestyle RelayBronze
20144x100m Freestyle Relay4th
British Championships
2017100m FreestyleBronze
2016100m Freestyle6th
Scottish National Championships
2016100m Backstroke6th
201650m Freestyle8th
201450m FreestyleBronze
2014100m FreestyleBronze
Commonwealth Games
20184x200m Freestyle RelayBronze