EXCITEMENT and nerves are building for three Carnegie swimmers as they prepare to go head-to-head with Britain's best next week.

Ollie Carter, Morven Lister and Ellie Turner will travel to Sheffield to take part in the British Summer Swimming Championships, which starts on Tuesday and is held over six days.

The talented teens are no strangers to the event at Ponds Forge, with Ollie, 18, and Ellie, 15, set to swim for a third successive year, while 14-year-old Morven returns after making her competition debut 12 months ago.

The meet will bring the swimming season to a conclusion and para-swimmer Ollie goes into it on the back of some record-breaking performances.

As recently as last month, he broke a 26-year-old Scottish record in the 50 metres butterfly in the S10 disability classification, as well as his own in the 200m freestyle, and he commented: "It is the last big competition of the year and there will be a lot of people watching from Scottish and British swimming to determine what squads you might be in next year.

"It's been a tough year for me but it's been alright. The Glasgow International was a highlight; I got some unofficial British records, Scottish records, PBs and medals.

"For Sheffield, I made four events but I'm only doing two. I hope that I can make the final and, in the 400, if I can hammer down my (best) time, I'd be very happy."

Also aiming for some new PBs and finals is Morven who, at the Scottish National Age Group Championships (SNAGS) from March 28 to April 1, secured bronze medals in the 100m and 200m backstroke events, and in the 200m butterfly.

She commented: "I'm excited and nervous but probably feeling more excited.

"I'm swimming in six events; the 100, 200 and 50 backstroke; the 100 and 200 fly; and the 200 IM (individual medley). I'm hoping to make some PBs and a few finals.

"I've had some ups and downs this season but I had a good SNAGS, where I medalled in three or four events.

"We have two weeks off at the end of the British so hopefully I can end on a high."

In last week's Press Sport, Ellie told of how she is trying not to put too much pressure on herself but admitted to feeling a bit more nervous than at this stage last year.

So far this year, her achievements include five gold medals at the SNAGS, a silver medal in her first British junior final at the Edinburgh International Swim Meet and the chance to compete in January's Geneva International Challenge with the Scotland Youth Squad.

Last year, in the women's 13/14 years age category, she won 200m and 400m individual medley bronze and will compete in six events this time around.

She added: "I feel more pressure because, going into last year, I just wanted to make some finals.

"It makes me more nervous."

The competition will finish on July 29.