Duncan Scott’s inspiration as a young swimmer pushed him to reaching his own goals. At just 19 years old, Stirling-based Scott is already a two-time Olympic Silver Medalist, having earned medals in the 4 x 200 freestyle and 4 x 100 medley relay in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. In 2015, he won his first World Championship gold as part of the men’s 4x200m Freestyle relay team and is currently the male British record holder in the men’s 100m freestyle with a time of 48.01.
Having competed in Speedo at many of his major meets, Scott explained that he’s “excited and humbled” to be among the newest additions to Team Speedo, which the young Scotsman sees as being home to the top swimmers in the world.
Scott isn’t the only young British swimmer to show strong potential for the future of swimming. 20-year-old Cardiff-born Chloe Tutton has already had a promising start to her swimming career, having finished fourth in the Women’s 200m Breaststroke in last year’s Olympic Games, just 0.06 seconds off a podium finish. In the European Championships 2016, Tutton claimed bronze in the Women's 100 Breaststroke in London and was part of the golden Women's 4x100 Medley relay team. She also secured Bronze at World Short Course championships 2016 in Canada.
The young Welsh swimmer is thrilled to become a member of the esteemed Team Speedo, as she remembers her own relationship with the swim brand over her years of swimming. “I have worn Speedo race suits from my very first race when I was eight years old until my Olympic finals last year. I love the quality, fit and reliability of the swimwear, and competing in Speedo makes me inspired, alive and confident. I want to continue getting faster, stronger to achieve more in the sport that I love.”
Both Scott and Tutton are now looking toward the 17th FINA World Championships this summer, with Scott focused on increasing his individual swims and Tutton hopeful to make her first long course world championship team.
“We are delighted to welcome both Duncan and Chloe to Team Speedo”, said Rob Hicking, Brand Director at Speedo International. “They are both exciting young British swimmers, and supporting rising stars who are the future face of the sport is so important to Speedo. Speedo’s goal is to inspire people to swim, and we’re confident Duncan and Chloe will proudly do that.”
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