Ross Murdoch Swimmer

  • DOB

    None
  • Coach

    Steven Tigg
  • Club

    University of Stirling
  • Main event

    Breaststroke
  • Best result

    World Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 7
    • 11
    • 7
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Ross Murdoch announced himself on the scene of international Breaststroke with his stand out performance at the Commonwealth Games in 2014. He backed up his title by winning world bronze in 2015, a 2016 Olympic Games call-up and a Gold Coast 2018 silver.

Murdoch claimed silver at his second Commonwealth Games in the Men's 200m Breaststroke followed by a fifth in the 100m event. He was also part of the 4x100m Medley relay that finished fourth on the final night of racing.

His 2018 season concluded with the European Championships where he posted the third fastest time in the 100m Breaststroke heats but due to the two per nation rule he was unable to progress leaving him ranked 17th. He placed fourth in his preferred 200m breast event and in the single lap breaststroke event he finished tenth.

The Budapest 2017 World Championships saw Murdoch finish fourth in an incredibly close Men's 200m Breaststroke. He also reached the final of the Men's 100m Breaststroke, finishing eighth and collected a relay silver for his part in helping the British quartet reach the finals of the Men's 4x100mn Medley Relay.

At the 2017 British Swimming Championships, Ross put in a strong 200m Breaststroke performance to win the gold and claim his first British title in the event. He also won the silver medal in the 100m Breaststroke.

Ross made his Olympic Games debut following a successful start to 2016 including two trips to the podium at the National Championships, silver and bronze in the 100m and 200m breaststroke respectively. Final preparations ahead of Rio included a European title in the Men's 200m Breaststroke and he collected a further two medals in the 50m and 100m Breaststroke.

2015 saw Ross have another strong season at the top level of British Swimming, culminating with a bronze medal at the World Championships in Russia in the men’s 100m Breaststroke and he also helped GB on the way to a gold medal in the mixed Medley relay after his swim in the heats. 

Earlier in the season he claimed three medals the domestic championships in London, including silver in the 50m and 100m Breaststroke events.

In 2014, Ross truly underlined his status as a world-class performer, winning 200m Breaststroke gold and 100m Breaststroke bronze for Scotland on his Commonwealth debut at Glasgow 2014, then adding silver over both 100m and 200m Breaststroke at his European Championship debut in Berlin the following month.

He topped the podium again in 2013 at the British Championships with a win the 100m breaststroke and a bronze in the 50m Breaststroke. A month later, Ross made his senior international debut at the World Championships in Barcelona, reaching the semi-finals of the 100m Breaststroke.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
50m Breaststroke 2016 27.25
100m Breaststroke 2015 59.09
200m Breaststroke 2014 2:07.30 BR
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
50m Breaststroke 2015 26.69
100m Breaststroke 2017 57.51
200m Breaststroke 2015 2:04.04
Olympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Breaststroke 2016 - Rio 1:00.05 9th
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Breaststroke 2017 - Budapest 59.45 8th
200m Breaststroke 2017 - Budapest 2:08.12 4th
4x100m Medley Relay 2017 - Budapest 3:28.95 Silver
Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay 2017 - Budapest 3:41.56 5th
100m Breaststroke 2015 - Kazan 59.09 Bronze
4x100m Medley Relay (Mixed) 2015 Kazan 3:41.71 Gold
50m Breaststroke 2013 - Barcelona 28.00 30th
100m Breaststroke 2013 - Barcelona 1:00.07 11th
4x100m Medley Relay 2013 - Barcelona 3:35.23 9th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Breaststroke 2018 - Glasgow 27.39 10th
100m Breaststroke 2018 - Glasgow 59.14 17th
200m Breaststroke 2018 - Glasgow 2:08.55 4th
50m Breaststroke 2016 - London 27.31 Bronze
100m Breaststroke 2016 - London 59.73 Silver
200m Breaststroke 2016 - London 2:08.33 Gold
4x100m Medley Relay 2016 - London 3:32.15 Gold
100m Breaststroke 2014 - Berlin 59.43 Silver
200m Breaststroke 2014 - Berlin 2:07.77 Silver
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Breaststroke 2018 - Gold Coast 59.89 5th
200m Breaststroke 2018 - Gold Coast 2:08.32 Silver
4x100m Medley Relay 2018 - Gold Coast 3:35.15 4th
50m Breaststroke 2014 - Glasgow 27.65 6th
100m Breaststroke 2014 - Glasgow 59.47 Bronze
200m Breaststroke 2014 - Glasgow 2:07.30 Gold
4x100m Medley Relay 2014 - Glasgow 3:37.48 7th
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Breaststroke 2018 - Edinburgh 28.31 4th
100m Breaststroke 2018 - Edinburgh 1:01.26 Bronze
200m Breaststroke 2018 - Edinburgh 2:14.22 Silver
100m Breaststroke 2017 - Sheffield 1:00.00 Silver
200m Breaststroke 2017 - Sheffield 2:09.15 Gold
100m Breaststroke 2016 - Glasgow 59.31 Silver
200m Breaststroke 2016 - Glasgow 2:09.16 Bronze
50m Breaststroke 2015 - London 27.57 Silver
100m Breaststroke 2015 - London 59.13 Silver
200m Breaststroke 2015 - London 2:08.90 Bronze
50m Breaststroke 2014 - Glasgow 27.45 Silver
100m Breaststroke 2014 - Glasgow 59.56 Gold
50m Breaststroke 2013 - Sheffield 27.67 Bronze
100m Breaststroke 2013 - Sheffield 59.80 Gold
200m Breaststroke 2012 - London 2:13.62 7th