Scottish swimming has revealed its list of athletes eligible to be selected for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, set for Gold Coast, Australia from August 4th-15th. Performances rendered at the 2017 British Championships, the 2017 Scottish National Championships, 2017 European Junior Championships, 2017 British Summer Championships, 2017 FINA World Championships, 2017 World University Games, and 2017 World Junior Championships were considered for selection to the eligible list by the Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) organization.
The Scottish nominations for the 2018 Commonwealth Games has 2 groups, those designated as ‘nominated through the Swimming Specific Policy’ versus those ‘nominated through the Commonwealth Games Scotland General Policy.’
Leading the charge was the University of Edinburgh, who has 10 swimmers on the list representing the school. Among those listed is Dan Wallace, the former University of Florida Gator who pleaded guilty to a drunk driving charge earlier this year. Wallace was suspended from all national team programs until September 12, 2017 due to his actions having violated the athlete code of conduct.
University of Stirling is well-represented with big guns in the form of Olympic finalist Duncan Scott, World Championship medalist Ross Murdoch and national record holder Kathleen Dawson. The City of Glasgow also have 4 representatives on the squad, including 2016 Olympian Camilla Hattersley.
Commonwealth Games Scotland will announce the final Scottish swimming roster on October 3rd. You can view the 2018 Commonwealth Games roster nominations for Scotland here, while reviewing the selection policy for the nation here.
This article was updated since original publishing.