A young Largs swimming starlet who is partially sighted could be making waves in the Rio Paralympics.

Abby Kane, 12, of North Ayrshire Amateur Swimming Club, is heading for trials at Tollcross on 24 April, and is out to prove that she is the Rio deal after already been making an impression in the pool.

Abby has been swimming competitively since aged 7, and represented Scotland in Manchester in September where she has achieved personal bests, and more recently she was selected by Scottish swimming.

Having swam the record time at Ulster International - 1:12:40 in the 100m backstroke, it places Abby in a strong position almost a second faster than the consideration time for Rio.

The first year pupil at Largs Academy is excited at the prospect, and proud mum Karen, of Braeside Avenue said: "The paralympics trials in Tollcross in April - and that will be the only opp for any of the British team to qualify for selection for Rio

"Having swam the record time at Ulster International, it places Abbey in a strong position at almost a second faster than the consideration time for the Rio paralympics."

And Abby's brother Fraser, 18, is also aiming for a major sporting event as he is hoping to head to the Gold Coast to participate in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Fraser is also partially sighted, and has been registered blind, and is in the Scottish performance national squad for cycling.

Fraser recently achieved 7th place at the Manchester International para cycling event, with his pilot Andrew Louis.