A TALENTED teen with InCAS has been backed as a swimmer to make waves in the future by Disability Sport Fife (DSF).

Cerys Venters Scott, with support from Scottish Disability Sport, successfully applied for a national classification in para-swimming recently that will now move forward to international body INAS (The International Federation for Intellectual Disability Sport) for ratification, which would allow her the opportunity to compete at all levels of the para-swimming pathway if given the thumbs up.

The 14-year-old has a learning disability and has received an S14 classification – reserved for swimmers with intellectual disabilities – and has already been identified as one of the leading young competitors in the country.

Coached by Garrie Roberts at club level, Cerys became involved with DSF when she joined coach Kay Maxwell’s Thursday swimming sessions at the Carnegie Leisure Centre but left to join InCAS two years ago for increased water time.

It is a decision that has paid dividends for the teenager as she has gone on to become an established member of Team Fife, and DSF president Richard Brickley has high hopes for her future in the sport.

He said: “Cerys has been at home in the water since she was a baby and, like so many talented young swimmers, she hopes to represent her country one day.

“She also has ambitions of taking up open water swimming and follow in the footsteps of her nana Sarah, who won lots of medals and cups. At the age of 16, Sarah was the youngest girl to swim from Tayport to Broughty Ferry, and Cerys’ father, uncle and sister Taime were also swimmers with InCAS.

“Tracy Wiscombe and Rebecca Lee are swimmers from Fife who excelled at international level in the S14 class.

“Cerys is the first S14 swimmer from Fife to produce times that match the achievements of Rebecca and Tracy at a similar age and has been identified as one of the leading young S14 swimmers in Scotland.

“We wish her well in her efforts to follow in the footsteps of these great Fife champions and ambassadors.”