Duncan Taylor from Great Britain was inducted as an Honoree Pilot in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 2005.
Taylor has been a Channel Swimming Association pilot since 1992 and the Channel Swimming Association Secretary and Safety Officer from 1996 to 2004. He is responsible for the training of new escort pilots and is the Liaison Officer for the Regulatory Authorities.
He successfully pioneered new starting places for English Channel swims that are now used consistently by other pilots, helping swimmers to achieve faster times. He piloted 64 swims including the crossing of Joe Smith, one of oldest swimmers to successfully cross the English Channel, and Michael Read’s 33rd crossing.
Duncan Taylor is also an open water swimmer and governor of the Cayman Islands, otherwise known as His Excellency The Governor Duncan Taylor. The Governor of the Cayman Islands is the representative of the British monarch in the United Kingdom's overseas territory of the Cayman Islands. The Governor is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the British government. The role of the Governor is to act as the de facto head of state, and he or she is responsible for appointing the Premier, who is the leader of the party with a majority of seats in the Legislature.