Duncan Scott Takes Home British Swimmer Of The Year Award

The most decorated Scottish athlete ever at a Commonwealth Games, Duncan Scott, has just been named ‘Swimmer of the Year’ by British Swimming. Beating out fellow nominees Ben Proud and Adam Peaty, 21-year-old Scott was voted as Swimmer of the Year for his massive 6 medals on the Gold Coast, including gold in the men’s 100m freestyle, as well as his 4-medal haul at the European Championships.

Scott’s University of Stirling coach Steve Tigg was also recognized as Swimming Coach of the Year, Tom Hamer earned Para Swimmer of the Year, while Tom Dean earned Emerging Athlete of the Year among the awards handed out tonight.

Dean made his first senior squad competing at this year’s European Championships where he competed in the 200m IM, 400m IM and earned gold as a member of the 4x200m freestyle relay.

Here from Scott, Hamer and Dean below and see the entire list of winners at the bottom of this post.

 

Duncan Scott – Swimmer of the Year

Tom Hamer – Para Swimmer of the Year

Tom Dean – Emerging Athlete of the Year

 

BRITISH SWIMMING ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Jack Laugher

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Swimming: Duncan Scott

Para-Swimming: Tom Hamer

Diving: Jack Laugher

Synchro: Kate Shortman and Isabelle Thorpe

Water Polo (Female): Stephanie Whittaker

Water Polo (Male): Matthias Madden

EMERGING ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Swimming: Tom Dean

Para-Swimming: Toni Shaw

Diving: Lucas Thomson

COACH OF THE YEAR

Swimming: Steven Tigg

Para-Swimming: Jacquie Marshall

Diving: Alex Rochas

Water Polo: Nick Hume

Synchro: Paola Basso

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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