SWIMMING star Sam Downie has narrowly missed out on a prestigious award.

The Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club member was one of three athletes up for the Para-Swimming Emerging Athlete Award at British Swimming: The Awards in Manchester on Saturday.

East Lothian Swim Team member Downie, who was born with caudal regression syndrome (or sacral agenesis), which mostly affects the teenager’s back, competed at the Commonwealth Games and the World Para Swimming Championships earlier this year.

He was joined in the final by Scarlett Humphrey, who made five individual finals at the World Para Swimming Championships, and Poppy Maskill, who collected a medal of every colour in Madeira.

Seventeen-year-old Maskill was crowned the winner of the award.