Scotland call for Jordan as trio make big splash at Glenrothes

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STAR swimmer Jordan Taylor has been selected in the Scotland team to take part in next month’s Celtic Nations tournament.

The 21-year-old qualified after a fantastic performance at the recent Scottish University Championships in Bathgate, where he claimed two gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

And that booked his place in the squad for the competition in Belfast in April, where he will be racing in the 50m and 100m breaststroke, 200m individual medley and medley relay.

He said: “I’d been out of the water for a week through illness so I didn’t expect a brilliant swim, but I did enough and I’ll be doing plenty of training in the next few weeks to prepare for the Celtic Nations.”

At last year’s event in Wales, Jordan claimed silver in the 50m breaststroke, gold in the 100m breaststroke and finished third in the 200m individual medley, helping Scotland to lift the title.

Sports science student Jordan is also preparing to represent Edinburgh University against Reading at water polo in the British University and Colleges finals in Walsall next weekend.

n Meanwhile, three Teviotdale ASC members were competing in the third leg of the East District Age Group Championships in Glenrothes last weekend. Scott Wilcox took gold in the 200m breaststroke and knocked four seconds off his entry time.

Jessica Wilcox and Kristie Waugh both swam personal bests in the 200m breaststroke, with Kristie finishing in the top ten.

Sunday afternoon saw both girls take to the pool again for the 200m freestyle. Kristie knocked a massive 12 seconds from her entry time in the 200m freestyle on Sunday, while Jessica finished fourth in the final.