DUNCAN SCOTT has been selected to represent Team Great Britain at the upcoming FINA World Swimming Championships.

The Alloa man is one of five University of Stirling swimmers chosen to compete for Team GB at the finals, held in Fukuoka, Japan in July.

This will be the fourth World Championships for Scott, who made his last appearance at the 2019 finals.

"It's been four years since the last one," he told the Advertiser. "This will be the first time since the Olympics that I've raced everyone in the world.

"This will be a good gauge of where I'm at internationally, a year before the next Olympics, and get a good chance to race some of the younger guys that I didn't get to race last time.

"It'll be a bit different but I'm really looking forward to it."

Scott moved to the Wee County when he was eight years old and joined Alloa Swimming Club at the Leisure Bowl.

He has already made quite the name for himself, becoming the most decorated British Olympian at a single Games in 2020.

On top of this, the Clacks man won a record number of medals at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.

The five swimmers will be joined in Japan by Steven Tigg, head performance swim coach at the university, who has been selected as a coach for the eight-day event.

He said: "The selection of five University of Stirling based athletes for the forthcoming World Swimming Championships represents the highest number we've had selected for the competition.

"We were delighted with the standard of performance across the entire University of Stirling swim programme at the recent British selection trials and are particularly proud of those who have been selected for Team GB.

"With a number of world class athletes retiring after the last Olympics and Commonwealth Games, it has been a really exciting season – with lots of new athletes coming on board.

"We are looking forward to the World Championships and our job now is to identify areas we can develop between now and the summer, with a particular focus on those that fit into our broader perspective ahead of the Paris Olympics next year."

Scott is joined by fellow swimmers Katie Shanahan, Lucy Hope, Keanna MacInnes and Jack McMillan in the 29-member British team in prepping for the championships.