Monday, September 26, 2016

Olympians and Paralympians Support the Team Championships

It's great to see our athletes coming to these Scottish national events to support and motivate the next generation of swimmers for future success in the sport" - Ally Whike, Director of Performance

Six Olympic and Paralympic athletes came to inspire the next generation of swimmers last Saturday (24 September) at the Scottish Swimming National Team Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow.  Over 200 swimmers from10 swimming teams across Scotland competed in over 70 races on the day. 

The event highlight this year was some of the Team GB athletes fresh back from Rio coming to do photos and sign autographs durinf the lunch break for this next generation of swimmers who have found the Olympics and Paralympics to be a real inspiration and something to aim for in the future.

Silver medallists Duncan Scott and Dan Wallace were joined by Ross Murdoch and Craig Benson, as well as Paralympic silver medallists Scott Quin and Abby Kane to share their stories and medals with the younger swimmers. These events are a perfect opportunity for aspiring swimmers to meet athletes who have reached the top level in the sport and feel inspired by their success.

Ally Whike, Director of Performance comments:

"We have just had the most successful Olympic Games in 108 years as far as swimming is concerned. Thirty-one per cent of Team GB were Scottish and we had four Scots in the Paralympics who also came back with significant medal achievements. It's great to see our athletes coming to these Scottish national events to support and motivate the next generation of swimmers for future success in the sport."

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