Ross Murdoch claims the UK’s swimmers won’t be settling for second best at the Olympics as they prepare to jet off to Brazil today.

The sport has been set a minimum target of three medals when the competition starts in 15 days time with the likes of Adam Peaty and James Guy regarded as strong tips to come away with gold.

But Murdoch, who will compete on the opening day of the Games in the 100m breaststroke, has set his sights on making his own mark – with a week-long training camp in Belo Horizonte designed to get the British squad to Rio in the best of shape.

“With the momentum we’ve had over the past couple of years in Scottish swimming and British swimming, just making the Olympics isn’t enough any more,” he said. “You want to go out there and swim personal best times.

“Because we came from the Commonwealth Games, which was the best-ever for Team Scotland, to the European Championships and then taking that momentum into Kazan, last year, people are really starting to push as far as possible. Now we want to keep that going.”

Meanwhile, Commonwealth champion Dan Wallace has been left out of the British line-up for the 400 individual medley in Rio with his lone individual swim coming in the 200IM.

Robbie Renwick will only swim the 4x200 freestyle while Hannah Miley has been given the green light to double up in the 200 and 400 IM after the final entry lists were confirmed.