Continuing on the theme of juniors with performance potential, Disability Sport Fife (DSF) is pleased to introduce Cerys Venters Scott from the west of Fife as one to watch. Cerys has a learning disability and recently found out that her classification application, submitted with support from Scottish Disability Sport, has been successful. Cerys has received an S14 national classification and her application will now go forward to the international body INAS for ratification. A successful outcome will offer Cerys the opportunity to compete at all levels of the para swimming pathway.
Cerys is 14 and a member of INcas where she is coached by Garrie Roberts. Cerys became involved with DSF when she joined DSF swimming coach Kay Maxwell at the Carnegie Leisure Centre for the DSF Thursday swimming session. Two years ago she left Kay’s session and signed up with INcas for increased water time and she has not looked back since. Cerys is now an established member of Team Fife and she has been identified as one of the leading young S14 swimmers in Scotland.
Cerys has been at home in the water since was a baby. Like so many talented young swimmers she hopes to represent her country one day. Cerys also has ambitions of taking up open water swimming and following in the footsteps of her Nana Sarah who won lots of medals and cups. At the age of 16, Nana Sarah was the youngest girl to swim from Tayport in Fife to Broughty Ferry just outside Dundee. Cerys’s father, uncle and sister Taime were also swimmers with INcas.
Away from the pool Cerys would love to meet Robert Smith from the Cure. Cerys has a very keen interest in art and hopes one day to study at Edinburgh Art College. Cerys also has a crazy cat called Koshka.
Tracy Wiscombe and Rebecca Lee are swimmers from Fife who excelled at international level in the S14 class. Each was a multi medalist at world and European level. Tracy was also a multi Paralympic medalist who at one time was the leading swimmer in the S14 class in the world. Cerys is the first S14 swimmer from Fife to produce times that match the achievements of Rebecca and Tracy at a similar age. We wish her well in her efforts to follow in the footsteps of these great Fife champions and ambassadors.
Richard Brickley MBE
President, Disability Sport Fife