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QUIN Scott
Sport Para swimming
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthEdinburgh, SCO
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para swimming at age 10 at the Loanhead Dolphins club in Scotland.
Club / Team
Warrender Baths Club: Edinburgh, SCO
Name of coach
Kostas Kalitsis [club]; Rob Aubry [national]
Training Regime
He trains nine times a week at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh, Scotland. He also does three gym sessions each week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Berlin, GER
General Interest
Hobbies
Supporting Scottish football club Hibernian, playing lawn bowls. (scottishswimming.com, 01 Jan 2017; edinburghnews.scotsman.com, 16 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the SB14 100m breaststroke at the 2014 European Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (swimming.org, 2015)
Most influential person in career
His family and friends. (swimming.org, 2015)
Hero / Idol
British Para swimmer Jim Anderson. (backarisingstar.com, 21 Nov 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard, speak the truth and remember where you started from, and enjoy it." (swimming.org, 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the Senior Sports Personality of the Year at the 2016 Midlothian Sports Awards in Lasswade, Scotland. (midlothianview.com, 12 Oct 2016)

He was flag bearer for Great Britain at the opening ceremony of the 2016 European Championships in Funchal, Portugal. (paralympic.org, 26 Apr 2016)

In June 2012 he carried the Olympic torch through the town of Ashington in Northumberland, England. (london2012.com, 10 May 2012)
Impairment
He has Crouzon syndrome, which means his skull grows disproportionately to his body and affects brain development. He also has tunnel vision. (sensationalcellar.wordpress.com, 19 Dec 2011; sport.scotsman.com, 29 Nov 2006)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as an ambassador for the UK Sports Association for People with Learning Difficulties. (dailyrecord.co.uk, 19 Jun 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:06.70
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2013 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:08.81
2 2015 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:07.99
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:21.19
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:07.95
4 2014 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:20.76
1 2016 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:07.29
1 2018 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:07.21