Ross Murdoch Swimmer

  • DOB

    14 Jan 1994
  • Coach

    Steven Tigg
  • Club

    University of Stirling
  • Main event

  • Best result

    World Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 7
    • 9
    • 6
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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 and an Olympic call up in 2016.

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 and will head to Budapest ready for action.

In Rio Ross competed in the Men's 100m Breaststroke that placed him ninth overall, just missing out on a lane in the Olympic final.

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.

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.

2015 saw Ross (Scotland) 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, both in new Scottish record times.  A month later, Ross made his senior international debut at the World Championships in Barcelona, reaching the semi-finals of the 100m Breaststroke.

The Scot made his first breakthrough in 2012, reaching the 200m Breaststroke final at the British Gas Swimming Championships courtesy of a seven-second personal best at the London Aquatics Centre. His performance in London earned him a spot on the team for the 2012 European Junior Championships in Antwerp where he continued his progress with silvers over 50m and 200m 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 2015 57.59
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
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
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
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
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
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
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