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Jak Scott

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
Born Edinburgh
Team/Club University of Stirling
Coach Ben Higson
The following season, Scott earned his first senior international call-up for Scotland to the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi where he helped the 4x200m Freestyle Relay quartet to silver.

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.

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
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  

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
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
  200m Freestyle   1:48.88 46th
  4x50m Freestyle Relay   1:28.28 7th
European Junior Championships 100m Freestyle 2009 51.26 14th
  200m Freestyle   1:52.89 21st
  4x100m Freestyle Relay   3:25.10 5th
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7:26.83 6th

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 100m Freestyle 2014 50.78 8th
  200m Freestyle   1:50.45 11th
  100m Freestyle 2013 50.28 6th
  200m Freestyle   1:48.65 5th
  100m Freestyle 2012 50.29 8th
  200m Freestyle   1:48.61 5th
  100m Freestyle 2011 50.81 6th
  200m Freestyle   1:49.96 5th
  50m Freestyle 2010 24.43 18th
  100m Freestyle   51.31 9th
  200m Freestyle   1:50.19 8th
  50m Freestyle 2009 23.75 22nd
  100m Freestyle   51.04 15th
  200m Freestyle   1:50.16 13th
  100m Freestyle 2008 52.44 34th
  100m Butterfly   57.57 29th
  50m Freestyle 2007 25.34 43rd
  100m Freestyle   54.78 50th
  200m Freestyle   2:00.59 54th
ASA Championships 100m Freestyle 2012 49.87 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle   1:49.89 7th
  50m Freestyle 2011 23.61 13th
  100m Freestyle   51.01 7th
  200m Freestyle   1:49.58 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!


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