After showing promise as a freestyle and butterfly swimmer, Jak Scott made his first European Junior team in the former, reaching the 100m Free semi finals at the 2009 Championships in Prague.
Jak Scott Profile
|Date of Birth||23rd May 1991|
|Team/Club||University of Stirling|
In 2011, he made his international debut for the British team, competing in both heats and finals as the GB 4x200m Freestyle Relay quartet finished sixth at the World Championships in Shanghai.
While he narrowly missed out on a relay spot for London 2012, Scott bounced back in 2013 and competed in his second World Championship final, finishing eighth with the 4x200m Freestyle Relay quartet in Barcelona.
|Long Course 50m Freestyle||23.49||2012|
|Long Course 100m Freestyle||49.87||2012|
|Long Course 200m Freestyle||1:48.00||2012|
|Short Course 50m Freestyle||22.89||2009|
|Short Course 100m Freestyle||49.48||2009|
|Short Course 200m Freestyle||1:47.84||2009|
|World Championships||4x200m Freestyle Relay||2013||7:12.00||8th|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||2011||7:10.84||6th|
|Commonwealth Games||50m Freestyle||2010||23.96||19th|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||3:20.77||5th|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:14.02||SILVER|
|European Short Course Championships||100m Freestyle||2011||50.15||56th|
|4x50m Freestyle Relay||1:28.28||7th|
|European Junior Championships||100m Freestyle||2009||51.26||14th|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||3:25.10||5th|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:26.83||6th|
|British Championships||100m Freestyle||2014||50.78||8th|
|ASA Championships||100m Freestyle||2012||49.87||BRONZE|
In The Pool
Greatest achievement to date: Winning 4x200m Freestyle relay silver for Scotland at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
Who has been greatest influence on you: My dad.
Swimming goals: To win a gold medal in front of Scottish crowd at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014.
When did you begin swimming: When I was eight because my older brother swam.
Out of the Pool
Ultimate relaxation: Getting the boys round for some PS3.
Tip for the top: When things get tough just think “what's the worst that could happen?”.
Life after swimming: Not thought about it. Living the dream just now!
How would you like to be remembered: As a hard worker that never gave up!
Films: Anything funny!
Band/Music: Anything that isn't too heavy.
Food: Steak, meat in general.
Hobbies: Guitar, cooking, golf.
Last book read: Probably Mr Men when I was six!