WEST FIFE swimmer Tain Bruce is one of nine Scottish-based competitors who are set to compete in an international competition.

The 22-year-old, who is from Hillend, has travelled to Budapest, Hungary, to take part in the second edition of the International Swimming League (ISL) that will be held over six weeks.

Established 12 months ago, it features a team-based competition format and some of the world's best swimmers, and 10 matches are set to take place to determine who reaches the semi-finals.

Four clubs take part in an individual match, which lasts for two days, and points are earned by placing first, second, third and fourth.

Each club can have a maximum of 32 athletes and, at each match, 28 are permitted to compete; 12 men and 12 women in individual races, and two men and two women who can be used as 'relay only' swimmers.

University of Edinburgh swimmer Tain, a former Inverkeithing High School pupil and Carnegie Swimming Club member, has joined up with the Aqua Centurions team, which features another Scottish-based athlete, Kathryn Greenslade.

Mark Szaranek, another former Carnegie member who won 400 metres medley silver and 4x200m freestyle bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, is another swimmer taking part in the ISL, representing the Cali Condors team.

Other competitors based in Scotland include 2014 Commonwealth Games 200m breaststroke champion Ross Murdoch; 2018 Commonwealth Games 400m medley gold-medallist Aimee Willmott; Rio 2016 4x200m freestyle and 4x100m medley silver-medallist Duncan Scott; and Scott McLay, Lucy Hope and Kathleen Dawson.

The event began on October 13 and runs until November 15, with the semi-finals beginning on November 19.

During the summer, Tain was also named in Scottish Swimming's senior silver squad for 2020/21.