Twenty one-year-old Craig McNally sampled his first taste of international swimming less than four years ago, as a rookie for Team Scotland at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. His highest finish was fifth with the 4x100m Medley Relay quartet. The following season, he was lifting his first British medal after 50m Backstroke silver at the 2011 British Gas Swimming Championships. He sealed a spot at his first World Championships with 200m Backstroke gold at the 2013 British Gas Swimming Championships, going on to come 6th at the Worlds.
- Date of Birth: 22/12/1992
- Born: Edinburgh
- Team/Club: Warrender Baths
- Coach: Laurel Bailey and Kris Gilchrist
IN THE POOL
Favourite event: 200m Backstroke
Finest ever performance: Coming sixth at the 2013 World Championships - 200 Back.
Role models: People like Michael Phelps for not just reaching the top, but redefining it.
My aspirations are: To win gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
OUT OF THE POOL
If I wasn’t a swimmer I would be. If I was good enough I would be in another sport like athletics or at university studying for either accounting or veterinary medicine.
Tip for the top: Always give 100 per cent and have fun.
Life after swimming: I would like to travel and then move into a career in accounting or study to become a vet.
Would most like to meet: Usain Bolt
Most prized possession: My Commonwealth Games kilt
Biggest influence on career: My parents for all their support over the years
Sports: Other than swimming, my favourite sport would probably be athletics or tennis.
Food: Steak or lasagne
Hobbies: Playing PS3 and hanging out with friends when I can.