After winning his first international medal last year, Loanhead swimmer Scott Quin has been named an athlete ambassador.
The 24-year-old European silver medalist is one of 13 high performance athletes with a learning disability who have been selected as ambassadors for the UK Sports Association’s project “My Sport, My Voice!”
He said: “I would like to be an ambassador because I would like to support athletes with a learning disability and help them work with their coaches so that coaches can learn how to work with a mainstream athlete and a learning disability athlete. Then, coaches can have more insight on how a learning disability brain works compared to a mainstream athlete.”
Thanks to funding from Spirit of 2012, a trust set up to sustain the spirit and opportunities from London 2012, My Sport, My Voice is raising the profile of the UK’s elite athletes with a learning disability by providing a platform to showcase their sporting achievements and inspire others to succeed.
Between now and June 2016, Scott will take part in a series of community visits and will co-deliver a My Sport, My Voice workshop in Midlothian. He will also be representing the programme in the media to educate not just the sporting community but the wider public too about learning disabilities.
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