One of Scotland’s brightest talents in the pool is Scott McLay, who will be competing on home soil at the LEN European Short Course Championships in December.
The 20-year-old became Scotland’s most successful Youth Commonwealth Games athlete of all time in 2017 when he returned home with five medals.
In the Bahamas, McLay won gold medals in the 50m Butterfly, 50m Freestyle and 100m Freestyle, as well as silver in the 100m Backstroke and bronze as part of the Mixed 4x100m Freestyle relay.
McLay made his senior debut for Team Scotland at the 2018 Commonwealth Games where he finished 13th in the 50m Butterfly and 12th in the 50m Freestyle.
On the Gold Coast, McLay also swam in the heats of the men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay where the team went on to win a bronze medal.
Earlier this year, the University of Stirling swimmer claimed silver at the British Championships in the 100m Freestyle which gained him selection for the World Championships.
In Gwangju, McLay was part of the relay team which finished fifth in the final.
Perth was where McLay learned to swim and spectating at the 2014 Commonwealth Games had a big impact on the young swimming star.
“That’s something that will stick with me for the rest of my life, that atmosphere, the home games of Team Scotland and everyone all shouting for Ross and Michael to do the best that they could,” McLay said.
EuroSwim 2019 provides an opportunity for McLay to experience the home crowd at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre and to continue carving a path on the international stage.
Follow Scott on social
Twitter – @MclayScott
Instagram – @scottmclay211
Short Course Personal Bests
50m Freestyle – 21.64
100m Freestyle – 47.41
50m Butterfly – 23.46
100m Butterfly – 52.15
Fun Fact – Scott wants to be a pilot in the future. He visits his dad who works in California and together they fly over Orange County viewing LA and San Diego from the sky.