On Monday, 27 November 2006 he was recognized as the British Broadcasting Corporation East Midlands Sports Personality of the Year. Born in Belper, Derbyshire, he now lives and trains in Loughborough. Ross qualified for Team Great Britain at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in two events, the 200-metre freestyle and the 4×200-metre freestyle relay.
His time in the final was 1:47.66.
He was part of the British 4x200-metre freestyle relay team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He started at Belper School in 1995.