A TALENTED Largs swimmer is ready to make a splash for Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Abby Kane, 18, of Braeside Avenue, is one of 24 swimmers selected and will be specialising in the 50m freestyle.

The former Largs Academy pupil has Stargardt disease, which affects her eyes and leads to progressive deterioration in her vision, but has refused to let the condition hold her back.

At the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, the teen won the silver medal in the 100m backstroke while the youngest member of team GB.

This year Abbey will switch discipline as she looks to add to her medal haul.

She said: “This year there is more of a focus on the freestyle because it is the Commonwealth Games.

“I think with my backstroke I did peak at a young age and in the past couple of years I’ve had a lot of changes, changes in my body and moving away from home."

Abby, who is studying law at the University of Stirling, says that changing to freestyle has given her a 'new perspective' ahead of the games, which begin tomorrow.

Swimming and para-swimming competition takes place from July 29 to August 3 at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre.