CARNEGIE Swimming Club member Ollie Carter has been granted a bursary boost in his bid to compete at the Paralympics in Tokyo.

The 17-year-old became the 12th Disability Sport Fife (DSF) member to be awarded the St Andrews Kilrymont Rotary Club Quaich and a Rotary Bursary.

The cash grant will help Carter compete at next month’s British internationals but, although there are no races for para-swimmers in Australia at next year’s Commonwealth Games, he has his eye on a Team GB place at the 2020 Paralympics.

Carter is one of Scotland’s leading physically disabled junior swimmers and, along with InCAS star Cara Smyth, is a member of British Para Swimming’s National Para Academy.

He heads into the meet at Ponds Forge, Sheffield, from April 27-30 looking to build on an outstanding 2016, where he broke no less than eight Scottish swimming records in short and long course.

Among his records was the 400 metres freestyle at November’s East District Championships, which saw him beat five-time Paralympian Paul Noble’s 22-year-old record.

Carter also set three Scottish Championship records in the 100 metres individual medley, 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke.