Thursday, May 12, 2016 Scottish Swimmers Heading for the US Pro Series Meet Craig McNally (pic courtesy of Ian MacNicol) “The trip is the first opportunity to establish the kind of environment and culture we want to develop for the National Team leading into the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia just under 2 years from now" - Alan Lynn, National Coach Scottish Swimming today announced the swimmers for the US Pro Series Meet in Indianapolis (3-5 June) and training camp in Sarasota, Fl. Comprising a strong mix of experience and youth, the group were selected from performances achieved at the recent SNAGs and British Championships. As per the published policy, eleven (11) swimmers were selected based on achieving 820 FINA points or higher and five (5) were selected as discretionary picks by National Coach, Alan Lynn. The group will be supported by coaches, Ian Wright, Monica Borland, Mat Trodden and Gregor McMillan; in addition to sportscotland institute of sport staff. Speaking ahead of the announcement, Alan said: “With the eight (8) swimmers selected to the Rio Olympic Games competing in Europe with Team GB, we are looking to the intense competitive cauldron of US Swimming to provide some great racing experience for the group. As the final tune-up Meet before the US Olympic Trials, the Indianapolis Pro Series will be keenly contested and we will be agreeing challenging process goals with the swimmers to achieve.” “The trip is the first opportunity to establish the kind of environment and culture we want to develop for the National Team leading into the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia just under 2 years from now. Learning and resilience will the key themes of the trip, alongside a focus on technical excellence.” Qualifying swimmers: Mark Szaranek, Kieran McGuckin, Kieren Preston, Euan Inglis, Chris Kerr, Craig McNally, Calum Tait, Sean Campsie, Cameron Brodie, Kirsty Simpson, Corrie Scott. Cassie Wild, Katie Robertson, Anna Fleming, George Clough and Ryan Retson were the discretionary, junior picks.