Toby has become a top competitor only two years after starting to swim competitively. He joined Eyemouth swimming club in September 2009 where he began to swim in club and local competitions. Toby has committed a huge amount of time to his swimming, swimming over 20,000 meters per week during 7 training sessions.
At the 2011 Scottish schools championship in Glasgow Toby became the under 12 champion for the 50 meter freestyle and was overall under 12 champion. At Dunn's 500 (Regional completion) Toby broke Euan Dales record which had stood for 11 years, in the 100 meter individual medley, Euan Dale was believed to be one of the best ever at this discipline, he was a common wealth champion and Olympian. Currently Toby is taking part in the national squad training programme. The growth within the Eyemouth swim team has been incredible over the past few years with swimmers developing at an astounding rate, gaining confidence and experience. It is clear that Toby's success is not solely down to himself but of which he will freely admit is influenced strongly by his coach and team mates. This month Toby has been awarded a Berwickshire sports award 2011 for achievement. His dream is to represent GB in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. CR