Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Vote Duncan Scott for British Swimming Athlete of the Year

Scotland's Duncan Scott is one of the three British swimmers up for the British Swimming Athlete of the Year Award, and you can vote for him now by clicking here.

'Slam Dunk' enjoyed unprecedented success in 2018 as he became the most decorated athlete in Scottish history for a single Commonwealth Games as he took home six medals from Gold Coast. Among those medals was a memorable Gold in the 100m Freestyle, beating Olympic Champion and home favourite Kyle Chalmers and South African legend Chad le Clos in the last ten metres (watch it again here).

Four months later on home soil the Scot powered to Gold in the 200m Freestyle from an outside lane, two days after claiming silver in the 100m event and a Gold as part of the British 4x200m Free Relay team. He added a third gold in the final day of the championships, winning the men's 4×100m Medley Relay with Adam PeatyJames Guy and Nicholas Pyle.

Duncan also serves as the Ambassador for Scottish Swimming's Learn to Swim programme, which is sponsored by Scottish Water, and aims to reach 100,000 kids and make them safe and confident swimmers by the time they leave school. 

On 13 September he was named Scottish Sportsperson of the Year at the Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards, and later that month announced as the first ever National Lottery Athlete of the Year.

Duncan is up against Adam Peaty and Ben Proud, both from England.

Get voting for Duncan now by clicking this link: https://www.britishswimming.org/members-resources/british-swimming-awards-2018/swimming-athlete-year-nominees/swimming-athlete-year-voting-page/.

Voting is open until 12:30pm Saturday 3rd November 2018.