COUNTY swimming star Dan Wallace has lost his elite podium funding.

Wallace, who won 4x200m freestyle relay silver at the Rio Olympics last year, was suspended by British and Scottish Swimming for three months in June after drink-driving.

At the time, the 24-year-old Scot expressed regret for letting himself, his family and his team-mates down.

In May 2014, Wallace was arrested in Florida – where he was attending the state university – for urinating on a police car.

Later that year, Wallace, originally from North Berwick but now living in Stirling, became widely known for his yell of “for freedom” when he set a British record to win the 400m individual medley for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

At the time, he said it was a “spur-of-the-moment thing”, inspired by the film Braveheart, and nothing to do with Scottish independence.

Chris Spice, British Swimming’s national performance director, said the decisions were made with the 2020 Olympics in mind.

He said: “The sport enjoyed a successful 2017 but our aims and ambitions don’t end there.

“This year’s investment is going to enable our talented swimmers to continue to achieve their performance targets as they set their sights on Tokyo.”