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Scots high-schooler chosen to characterize Britain in swimming

A SCOTS high-schooler has been chosen to fly the flag for Nice Britain and Scotland this summer season in swimming.

Strathallan College pupil Evan Davidson could have a really busy summer season, having had his choice to Crew GB and Crew Scotland each confirmed inside 24 hours.

First, the 16-year-old will face Europe’s elite swimmers in Slovenia as he competes on the European Youth Olympic Competition for the second time.

Subsequent, Evan from Frogandenny, Perthshire will put his tempo to the check in opposition to the highest younger athletes from around the globe on the Commonwealth Youth Video games in Trinidad and Tobago in August.

Evan’s choice for Crew GB and Scotland had been each confirmed inside 24 hours.

Talking of his choice, Evan mentioned: “It’s an honour to be chosen for the European Youth Olympics and the Commonwealth Youth Video games.

“Competing on the European Youth Olympics final 12 months in Slovakia was an enormous second for me personally and I’ve learnt loads since then.

“I hope I can now do my greatest for each Nice Britain and Scotland this summer season and race at my peak.”

Evan, who was one of many youngest GB swimmers chosen final 12 months, has had an outstanding season, turning into Scottish Junior Champion on the Scottish Nationwide & Open Swimming Championships.

He additionally gained a 400m private greatest on the British Swimming Junior Ultimate in April.

Director for Swimming at Strathallan, Elaine Johnston, mentioned: “It’s an incredible achievement to be chosen for such prestigious occasions at such a younger age.

“With final years’ expertise behind him and the laborious work he’s put within the pool this 12 months, I’m certain Evan will get on the market and provides it his all.”

The European Youth Olympic Competition will happen in Maribor, Slovenia from 23 to 29 July.