Tigg – who won Coach of the Year at the 2018 Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards – said: “It is always a proud moment to represent your country – and I am absolutely delighted to, once again, be nominated to join Team GB at a major competition.
“The Olympic Games in Tokyo promises to be a spectacular experience for all participating athletes and I am excited to see what Team GB’s swimmers can achieve in the pool.”
Cathy Gallagher, Executive Director of Sport at the University of Stirling – the UK’s Sport University of the Year, said: “The countdown to the Olympic Games is well underway and I am delighted, and incredibly proud, that the University will be represented in Tokyo. Hopefully a number of our high performance swimmers will also feature on the world’s biggest sporting stage.
“Steven’s nomination is testament to the hard work and expertise that he, and his colleagues, exhibit on a daily basis here at Stirling. I know that Team GB and its athletes will benefit from the world class knowledge and experience that Steven brings – and wish them all the best at the Games.”
Stirling has been Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence since 2008 and is The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide’s UK Sports University of the Year 2020. It offers an unrivalled all-round environment for excellence in sport: education, research, participation, and performance.
The Olympic Games will run from Friday 24 July to Sunday 9 August, 2020.