Head of Performance Sport, University of Stirling
We couldn’t be prouder of our swimmers, who will compete with the world’s best at Fukuoka, and deservedly so. This is a huge moment for our athletes and reflects the world-class coaching, state-of-the-art facilities and sector leading sports scholarship programmes offered at the University of Stirling.
The announcement follows a long run of successes for Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence. Stirling’s tennis men’s 1s were crowned best in the UK after winning the British and Universities Sport (BUCS) National Championships; Stirling swimming sensation Duncan Scott became the most decorated British Olympian at a single Games in 2020; Scott and fellow athletes won a record number of medals at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022; Stirling sports scholars secured a haul of medals at the Winter Olympics in Beijing; and student footballers made history earlier this year in the Scottish Cup.
The University of Stirling was made Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence in 2008 and was crowned The Times/Sunday Times UK Sports University of the Year in 2020. Since then, the University has further enhanced its sporting prowess by unveiling a new £20 million Sports Centre, comprising a fitness suite, strength and conditioning suite, performance gym, exercise studios and a three-court sports hall. The investment – which complements the existing National Swimming Academy – ensures that Stirling will remain the choice of medal-winning Olympians and Commonwealth Games athletes for years to come.
The FINA World Swimming Championships will take place from July 14 to 30, 2023.