Scott earns AIS swim berth

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The 20-year-old was selected for Swimming Australia’s Paralympic program at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra and will move there later this month.

Despite missing family, friends and her three cats, Scott said she was looking forward to having access to state-of-the-art facilities unlike anywhere else in Australia. ‘We don’t have anything like it in WA,’ she said.

‘Training at the institute will involve 10 two-hour pool sessions, two gym and recovery sessions and a lot of eating and sleeping each week.

‘I’m excited and nervous; it will be a great learning experience.

‘I just have to see what the next few years have in store for me.’

The talented swimmer said she was most excited about moving to Canberra to use some of the best facilities in Australia to her advantage and become a better athlete.

‘My hopes are to be selected for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and Para Pan Pacific Championships, 2015 IPC World Championships, 2016 Paralympic Games and possibly beyond,’ she said.

‘There are other swimmers from other states moving to Canberra for the Paralympic program and our main focus is Rio 2016.’