Hattersley & Houston Added To Scottish Roster For Gold Coast

by Retta Race 8

February 14th, 2018 Australia, Britain, International, News

Although Scotland announced its original 21-strong roster for the 2018 Commonwealth Games back in October, two additional swimmers have been added to the list. Joining the likes of Olympic double silver medalist Duncan Scott and 2014 Commonwealth Games champion Ross Murdoch will be Camilla Hattersley and Abbie Houston. The total number of Scottish aquatic athletes including swimmers and divers headed to the Gold Coast is now 29.

Hattersley hails from the City of Glasgow swim team and represented Scotland at the 2014 edition of the Commonwealth Games, finishing 7th in the 800m freestyle. At the 2016 Olympic Games, Hattersley competed in the women’s 800m freestyle and 4x200m freestyle relay, finishing 15th overall in the former event after the heats in Rio.

Sheffield Hallam’s Houston also made the cut, with the freestyle specialist bringing her European University Games gold medal experience with her.

Of her Gold Coast opportunity Hattersley says, “I’m so happy to be selected for my second Commonwealth Games and I’m really excited to head out next month.

“When I went to my first Commonwealth Games I was really nervous but as I’ve got more experienced I’ve realised that while it’s still a big deal to go to these major events when it comes to your race it’s still a normal race, you just can’t let your nerves get the better of you.”

You can read the entire Swimming Scotland release here.

The full Team Scotland aquatics squad is as follows:-

Athletes (29):


Hometown / Lives

Craig Benson

Livingston / Stirling

Mark Campbell

Peterhead / Aberdeen

Sean Campsie

Livingston / Falkirk

James Heatly

Edinburgh / Edinburgh

Euan Inglis

Aberdeen / Edinburgh

Beth Johnston

Galashiels / Galashiels

Gemma McArthur

Hampshire / Hampshire

Kieran McGuckin

Falkirk / Edinburgh

Scott McLay

Perth / Stirling

Craig McLean

Livingston / Stirling

Craig McNally

Edinburgh / Glasgow

Stephen Milne

Perth / Perth

Ross Murdoch

Balfron / Stirling

Grace Reid

Edinburgh / London

Duncan Scott

Alloa / Stirling

Mark Szaranek

Glenrothes / Florida, USA

Calum Tait

Milngavie / Edinburgh

Lucas Thomson

Balerno / Balerno

Jack Thorpe

Milngavie / Edinburgh

Dan Wallace

Edinburgh / Edinburgh

Kathleen Dawson

Warrington / Stirling

Lucy Hope

Jedburgh/ Edinburgh

Keanna MacInnes

Edinburgh / Edinburgh

Hannah Miley

Inverurie / Aberdeen

Corrie Scott

Strathaven / Edinburgh

Toni Shaw

Aberdeen / Aberdeen

Cassie Wild

Edinburgh / Mold


Lindsay Lewis – Team Manager

Alan Lynn – Team Coach/Lead

Ann Dickson – Swimming Coach

Chris Jones – Swimming Coach

Steven Tigg – Swimming Coach

Ian Wright – Swimming Coach

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It is disappointing to see them take these extras and not other options. Highlights the many problems with the selection process. I cannot see this being a priority for the likes of Hannah Miley and anyone doing an individual race alongside it.

It is sad to see individual swimmers miss times by fractions, retire, then see this relay get selected.


Silly by the selectors. I can see what I imagine as being Hope and Miley swimming being the other 2 on the relay, and I can see them saying they are not bothering. Hattersley hasn’t bothered to even swim this year, and Houston no form. Surely the 4 girls who were nominated for the 4 x 100 would’ve been the better shout considering their accumulated times are under the national record.

Also, Scottish Swimming, what a mess, You leave the national record holder at home for the 100 fly? Your policy is mayhem. No wonder some top coaches have walked away, and Rollasson is about to be another…

I’ll be cheering for my adopted Canada this time around.


What shameful bitterness you appear to possess and clear lack of understanding you demonstrate…

Well done to the girls who have qualified and good luck at the Commonwealth Games =)


as someone directly involved with the selection, I can tell you the known statistics and the statistics pointed to the 4×100 free being the stronger team. The bitterness is the fact these talented girls are being left behind. People wonder why there are less women involved in sport and this is why. Girls not reviewing any recognition for what they deserve


I assume you mean the Scottish Record holder in women’s 100Fly. But why should she be selected, given so far off the selection standard? If Rollason is leaving over that, good riddance. Although I very much doubt that is the case.

Hope ‘not bothering’ to swim… She will therefore give up her best chance of swimming in a final!

4×100 not even far enough under the National Record to even get within 10 seconds of the leading Nations. So a better shout for what exactly?


The 4×200 free are no where near the scottish record and 4×100 free women are so surely they should be allowed to


Very very disappointed to see these girls selected over the 4×100 freestyle. Scotland have never had 4 girls this good at 100 freestyle before and the 4×200 team isn’t even an improvement from glasgow. This needs a serious investigation as who ever is responsible for this decision should have their job re evaluated.

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