Three of Team Scotland's star swimmers returned to the Brodies Scottish Schools Swimming Championships today to support the event and reflect on their own experiences as former competitors.
Euan Inglis, Corrie Scott and Jack Thorpe - who represented Scotland at this year's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast - were at the Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh to cheer on school teams in the relay races and present them with medals.
All three swimmers competed in the Brodies Scottish Schools Swimming Championships from a young age before representing their country in the sport.
Commonwealth bronze medallist Jack said: "I can still remember the first time that I took part in the championships, it was at Tollcross in Glasgow. It was an opportunity to compete in a much larger venue than I was used to, in front of a big crowd, which was a great experience for me as a young swimmer."
Euan explained: "I always enjoyed competing in the team and individual events, the team ones give people the opportunity to work together, and for those who are more experienced, to take on a leadership role. It's this kind of team working that helps swimmers like us to prepare for being part of a team later in our swimming careers."
This year marks the 12th year that Brodies has sponsored the Scottish Schools Swimming Championships, which gives primary and secondary school pupils from across Scotland an opportunity to represent their school at an individual and team level and to become national school champions.
Corrie added: "Brodies has sponsored the championships for so long, it's become a name that people recognise throughout the swimming scene. Having this kind of support is so important to the continuation of the event, which gives young swimmers an opportunity to race against others at a national level and to experience taking part in a major competition."
Nick Scott, Brodies' managing partner said: "At Brodies we are committed to supporting grassroots sport in the communities where we live and work. The Scottish Schools Swimming Championships is a great opportunity for young swimmers to develop their skills and race against some of the best young talent in the country.
"It's incredibly rewarding to see how far Euan, Corrie and Jack have progressed in their swimming careers and I hope their achievements will inspire those who are competing in today's Championships."