Robbie Renwick is eager to help up-and-coming swimmers after calling time on his illustrious career.
The Aberdonian, who has won medals at every major swimming championship, has retired from competing but is going to remain within the sport in a new role.
“I’m incredibly proud and privileged to have raced for my country and for the career I have been afforded through sport,” he said.
“If I have inspired even one person to start swimming, or to lead a healthier life, then that makes every bit of the dedication and hard work worth it.
“Despite moving on from competitive swimming I will stay involved.
“And I am looking forward to focusing my efforts on the development and business side of the sport.
“I feel passionately about sharing my knowledge with the next generation, and mentoring younger athletes who are starting out in their career.
“I firmly believe that, without the help and support of others, no athlete can reach their full potential.
“Swimming will always be close to my heart and this is merely just a new chapter starting.
“I look forward to putting my energy into a new adventure, and I’m excited for what the future holds.”
Renwick won more than his fair share of medals during a hugely successful career.
The 28-year-old is one of an elite band of swimmers to have competed at three Olympics Games.
Having raced in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012 Renwick finally clinched the Olympic medal he craved in Rio de Janeiro this summer by being part of the Great Britain’s men’s 4x200m freestyle relay team who won silver.
On his Olympic medal he said: “To start with it was a bittersweet moment for me.
“I was initially devastated not to perform well enough to be part of the final, but I’ve had time to reflect and I’m incredibly proud of my contribution.
“I’ve been lucky enough to share the pool with many talented swimmers over the years.
“But to be part of TeamGB at our most successful Games ever is priceless and a perfect way to close such an incredible chapter in my life.”
Renwick also competed at five World Championships from 2007 until 2015.
The highlight of these events came last year in Kazan, Russia, when he was part of the 4x200m freestyle team that defeated the formidable American team to win gold.
That triumph is one of the highlights of Renwick’s career.
He said: “That is one of my favourite memories as it marked a return to form despite part of me believing I was past my best.
“It is difficult to do justice to that feeling. It was like standing on top of the world.”
In the European Championships he has also claimed gold.
That was in May of this year at the competition in London as part of the men’s 4x100m medley relay.
Renwick has also competed for Scotland in three Commonwealth Games.
He won silver medals in the 4x200m freestyle relays in Melbourne (2006), Delhi (2010) and Glasgow (2014). In Delhi he also won gold in the 200m freestyle.