Top five picked for Team GB swim team
Five swimmers from Stirling University have been selected to represent Team GB at the World Championships this summer.
Duncan Scott, Katie Shanahan, Lucy Hope, Keanna Macinnes and Jack Mcmillan will join the 29-strong British team in Fukuoka, Japan, where more than 2,000 swimmers from 190 countries will compete at the FINA World Swimming Championships.
In addition, the university’s head performance swim coach,
Steven Tigg, has been selected as a coach at the eight-day event.
The news follows success for Stirling swimmers at last week’s British Swimming Championships in Sheffield, where Macinnes and Shanahan broke three Scottish records.
Swim coach Steven said: “The selection of five University of Stirling based athletes for the forthcoming World Swimming Championships represents the highest number we’ve had selected for the competition. We were delighted with the standard of performance across the entire University of Stirling swim programme at the recent British selection trials and are particularly proud of those who have been selected for Team GB.
“With a number of world class athletes retiring after the last Olympics and Commonwealth Games, it has been a really exciting season – with lots of new athletes coming on board. The guidance of our more experience athletes, the University’s coaching team including Bradley Hay, Josh Williamson, and Martyn Walton, and our wider support staff has been invaluable.
“We are looking forward to the World Championships and our job now is to identify areas we can develop between now and the summer.”
The FINA World Swimming Championships will take place from July 14-30.