Loanhead swimmer’s Olympic dream

Scott Quin (21), Loanhead, an Olympic torchbearer, who was nominated by Scottish Disability Sport
Scott Quin (21), Loanhead, an Olympic torchbearer, who was nominated by Scottish Disability Sport

Top Loanhead swimmer Scott Quin is still waiting to hear if he has qualified for the London Paralympics.

But the 21-year-old has already secured a place in history as one of the Olympic torchbearers.

Scott, a member of Warrender Baths Swimming Club, will be carrying the torch in Ashington, Northumberland, on Friday, June 15.

The former Saltersgate School pupil told the Advertiser that he heard he had been nominated last year: “You couldn’t tell anyone until it was officially announced, so I had to keep that one so quiet. It was quite tough. It was hard to keep the secret from family.”

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