Kliment Kolesnikov (Russia – 200 Backstroke): Won four medals in Copenhagen two years ago and might be the first medal winner in Glasgow. Will also be in the 50 and 100m backstroke and could start the Russian squad off in the 4x50m event too. And he’s still only 19.
Duncan Scott (Great Britain, Men's 200m Freestyle): One for the home crowd to cheer on, Scott is in rare form at the moment and he will need to be if he wants to beat Lithuania’s defending champion Danas Rapšys. Scott, who made the podium in the World Championships this year, beat Rapsys in Glasgow at the European Championships last summer.
Kristian Gkolomeev (Greece, 50m Freestyle): Won silver in Glasgow in the longer pool in 2018, and is now competing with the added turn on the shorter course. His father was a Bulgarian swim star. At 6ft 8in tall, he is arguably halfway to the other end of the pool by the time he surfaces from his dive.
Fabio Scozzoli (Italy, 50m Breaststroke): Now 31 years of age but not finished yet, Scozzoli won the world short course title in Istanbul in 2012 and repeated that four years later in Canada. He finished second behind Adam Peaty in 2018 but beat him into third two years ago in Copenhagen and broke the European record in the process.
Florent Manaudou (France, 50m Freestyle & Butterfly): A London 2012 winner, Manaudou had a career year in 2014, winning a combined 11 medals (seven of them gold) at the European Championships and World Short Course Championships. He sprinkled a couple of world records in there too. A recent convert to the ISL ranks.