With the Paralympic Games in Rio now over individual sports seek to identify the athletes that will receive high performance support as they head into the next Paralympic cycle. British Swimming announced their World Class Podium, Potential and Academy programmes which has strong representation from Scotland, with no fewer than eight making the cut.
Selected athletes will receive access to world-class sports science and medicine services, advanced training camp and competition opportunities as well as support from the Scottish Institute of Sport. Whilst some will receive funding provided by the National Lottery through UK Sport.
SDS Academy athletes, Stephen Clegg, Oliver Carter, Toni Shaw and Cara Smyth will access these programmes for the first time, whilst former Academy Athlete, Beth Johnston remains on the programme. They are joined by Paralympic medallists Scott Quin, Andrew Mullen and Abby Kane and everyone at SDS wish them well for the season ahead.
Podium Potential programme
A full report can be found on the Scottish Swimming website: