London 2012 silver medallist Michael Jamieson wants to focus on his swimming in the build-up to next year’s Olympics.
The 26-year-old Scot won silver in the men’s 200 metres breaststroke three years ago and is keen to go one better in Rio, but he has endured a disappointing 12 months.
He was left out of the British team for next month’s FINA World Championships in the Russian city of Kazan.
That disappointment came on the back of his surprise second place to fellow Scot Ross Murdoch in the 200 metres breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
But Jamieson has just returned from a European tour of racing and his next target is the United States National Championships in San Antonio in August.
“I am in a great place now, I have been back four or five weeks and had some really encouraging results in Europe,” he said.
“I am looking forward going into an Olympic year under the radar a little and if I didn’t think I could better my result from 2012 next summer I would still not be involved in the sport.”