Swimming: Scots in final bid to make GB Olympics swim team

Scotland’s David Carry will be aiming to clinch his Olympic selection in the second and final round of Team GB swimming trials starting at the Ponds Forge Pool in Sheffield today, writes Elspeth Burnside.

The 30-year-old hopes to join fellow-Scots Hannah Miley, Michael Jamieson, Robbie Renwick, Caitlin McClatchey and teenager Craig Benson, who have already gained their places from the first set of trials in London back in March. Carry, the double 2006 Commonwealth Games medallist, was unlucky not to secure a third Olympics in the first round. He finished second behind Renwick in the 400m freestyle and the time of 3:48.36 was just fractions outside qualification. Tonight, he needs to a time of 3:48.92 or better – and hope that no one else goes faster. Warrender’s Lewis Smith has also entered the 400m freestyle, and is also bidding for the second vacant spot. Stirling’s Jak Scott is another Scottish hopeful. There is one place left in the 200m relay squad and the 21-year-old was fifth fastest at the first round of trials.