Stirling swimming star Ross Murdoch dives into fresh career 

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Local Sports Management masters University of Stirling graduate and swimming star Ross Murdoch, will soon be stepping into a brand-new career after Commonwealth success at the Birmingham and Glasgow games. 

Murdoch became the hero of the hour in 2014. He won gold for Scotland 200-metre breaststroke at the home Commonwealth games. 

His future now looks a little bit ‘drier’ as he has enrolled in the police force.  However, the next step in his professional life doesn’t mean he’s left swimming behind. 

“I’ve not officially retired but I haven’t been training in the pool for several weeks.”

“For me, if I still feel this type of fire in eight or nine months, I could consider the possibility of another Commonwealth Games.”

“But training for a Games is a difficult job and I need to wait and see with everything else, and whether it balances with my life after sport.”

Murdoch also mentioned how grateful he is to Stirling, and to the swim programme, for helping him grow over the past decade.

“The way that our coaching staff have set up the swim programme ensures that everyone gets what they need; everyone’s work is really tailored and unique to them, and I think that just helps get the best out of everybody each season and increases the longevity of the swimmers.”

Featured Image Credit: Jeff Holmes

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