GB call up for Scott

Loanhead swimmer Scott Quin
Loanhead swimmer Scott Quin

Scottish swimmers Scott Quin and Andrew Mullen have been named as members of the 18-strong British contingent to face the rest of the world at the IPC Swimming World Championships from July 13-19 in Glasgow.

At the recent British Para Swimming International Meet, Mullen (Ren 96) broke his own European record twice on this way to victory in the 50m fly, the event in which he won gold at last year’s IPC Swimming European Championships. Mullen went on to win a further three gold medals in Eindhoven and is looking forward to competing in his home patch.

He said: “Tollcross is the pool I learned to swim in so there’s real sentimental value attached to it. The fact it’s the World Championships provides a great opportunity to race against the best swimmers around.”

Quin, from Loanhead, secured his place on the team on the opening night of the British Para Swimming International Meet with victory in the 100m breaststroke.

The S14 athlete from Warrender Baths Club swam under the IPC Swimming World Championships qualification time twice through the day and won the gold medal with a time of 1:07.53 and a total of 963 points. His heat time of 1:07.45 was a British record.

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