Toni Shaw admits she is looking for a first-class showing in the pool at the Paralympics after leaving school with straight As.

The 18-year-old Aberdonian is among six Scots in a 23-strong British swimming squad for the Games that includes five defending champions.

Shaw, who set a world record in the butterfly, is one of 12 Paralympic debutants and she admits it’s a double celebration in the wake of acing her Highers.

“Juggling exams with training has actually not been too bad,” she said. “My school have been really supportive in helping me balance like the two. They were joking I was never actually in school but every time I was away and came back, they'd always helped me catch up so they made it really easy for me.

“And I'm so excited to be going to Tokyo after such a crazy year. I’ve been so lucky to be able to keep swimming and now it’s amazing to be selected.”

Rio silver medallists Andrew Mullen and Scott Quin get a shot at upgrading to gold while Shaw’s training partner Conner Morrison and Glasgow-based Louis Lawlor make their debuts.

While Stephen Clegg, whose brother James took swimming bronze at London 2012, will hunt gold after a world record in the S12 100m butterfly in April and building on the experience from going to Brazil five years ago.

He said "Rio was never an end goal for me, it was always Tokyo. I was just lucky enough to be in that team and get that experience. I'm really looking forward to racing, being back in that team environment, and whatever comes in terms of medals and placings, as long as I present the best version of myself on the day I'll be very happy."

The UK’s swimmers won 47 medals at Rio 2016 with British Para-Swimming Performance Director, Chris Furber, looking to repeat the haul.

He said: “The team is a terrific blend of knowledge and experience with eleven swimmers having competed before at a Paralympic Games and twelve making their Paralympic debut. Injury and Classification challenges have hit the team hard this season but we are determined to go to Tokyo and show the resilience to deliver our best possible performance."