Duncan Scott has been picked for Podium funding after the successful World Championships in Kazan. He swam in the 4 x 100 relay and the heats of the gold winning 4 x 200 relay.
Duncan started university at Stirling in September and was awarded a winning students scholarship the same week he was awarded the WG Todd prize and cup for the Junior male athlete of the year at the Scottiah Swimming awards. This is the third year that he has won the award.
Duncan headed first to London for a Team GB camp.and then on to Kazan for the World Campionships with the best swimmers all aiming for next years Olympics in Rio.
21 July 2015
Scottish swimmer Duncan Scott "can go as far as he wants in the sport," according to his coach.
Scott, 18, is one of six Scots heading to the World Swimming Championships in Russia later his week.
He will compete in the 100 and 200m freestyle relays, after winning six medals at the European Games in Baku last month.
And coach Steven Twigg believes Scott has "every possible chance of being extremely successful" in his career.
Scott won gold in the 100 and 200m freestyle and in the 4x100m freestyle relay; and silver in the 4x200m freestyle, 4x100m mixed freestyle, and 4x100m medley.
Tigg, a high performance swim coach at Stirling University, where Scott trains, says the 18-year-old's Baku success was expected as far as he was concerned.
"But Duncan is a modest and humble individual - they [the medals] were probably unexpected to him," he added.
27 July 2015
Duncan Scott has stressed the need to perform when it matters ahead of the World Championships this month after the Stirling teenager won six medals in as many events in the inaugural European Games.
Scott won three golds and three silvers as part of his haul in Baku, Azerbaijan, last month in what turned out to be a well-worth trip.
This year’s World Championships – which sees the swimming get underway on August 2 – will be the 18-year-old’s maiden global gathering.
But despite having never tasted this level of competition before, Scott admits thoughts of Rio and next summer’s Olympics will be firmly in his mind in Kazan, Russia.
“Rio is just around the corner and a good performance at the Worlds will put me in good stead for that and it is just about continually putting in good performances,” said Scott.
“After the World Championships, I will sit down with my coach and we will plan for the year ahead.