Corrie Scott warmed up for next month’s Scottish Short Course Championships with two gold medals at the Scottish Grand Prix.
The 19-year-old, from Strathaven, took first place in the 50 metre breaststroke and 100m breaststroke at the event in Inverness last weekend, despite recovering from a heavy cold and battling asthma problems.
Times of 31.83 seconds in the 50m and 1:08.49 in the 100m were far from her fastest efforts, but the former Strathaven Academy pupil, who now represents Edinburgh University, is happy to be back on track with the Scottish Championships on the horizon.
She told the News: “The swims were okay – not as fast as I have been recording this year – but I’ve been ill of late so they are not too bad, considering.
“I had to pull out of some of the events at the Grand Prix because of my asthma.
“The 50m and 100m I can handle but anything more than that and I would have problems.”
However, Corrie – who competed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India – has her sights set on Glasgow in 2014 and believes things are looking up.
The sciences student added: “I’m starting to get better now and I’m hopeful it will clear up by the time the Scottish Championships come along in a couple of weeks.
“I didn’t go to the Short Course last year, I choose the Long Course instead, so it’s been a couple of years since I’ve competed there and I’m looking forward to it. I’ve been doing a lot of hard work in training and the progress I’ve made is encouraging.”
Corrie’s 21-year-old brother, Douglas, was also in action at the Grand Prix and he won silver in the 200m breaststroke and 200m backstroke.
The Scottish Championships run from December 14-16.