Stirling Observer

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.

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Hopeful Duncan Scott is one of five Stirling Uni swimmers heading to Japan

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