Loanhead swimmer gets a little help from his friends

Loanhead swimmer Scott Quin
Loanhead swimmer Scott Quin

Loanhead swimmer Scott Quin will be relying on some experienced heads at next month’s IPC European Championships in Eindhoven.

The 23-year-old former Saltersgate pupil is no stranger to the European stage, having made his debut three years ago.

Since then Quin has seen his stock rise, finishing fifth in the 100 metres 
breaststroke at the 2013 IPC World Championships while he is the current British record holder in the same event and 200 metres breaststroke.

And with the likes of double Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds and four-time world champion Amy Marren also on the Great Britain team, Quin knows he has plenty of people to lean on when it comes to dealing with expectations.

“It’s great to represent Britain again for my second time at the European Championships,” said Quin.

“There’s more chance of me winning a medal and there’s a lot more expectation for me to do well now.

“But hopefully I’m not going to be under too much pressure with it all and the team will let me focus on the key things I need to work on to prepare myself for the heats and finals.

“I always go out of my way to talk to the guys that have been in the sport a while. If I’m not sure or nervous about something I will go and ask them their advice.”

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