Robbie Renwick feels he has a realistic chance of a medal at next month's World Swimming Championships.
The Glaswegian will defend his Commonwealth Gold in his hometown next summer.
But, before that, he should be part of Team GB in Barcelona and believes his event - the 200m freestyle - is "looking quite open".
"That's why I'm in the sport - to compete at the highest level and to try to win the gold medal," he said.
Renwick will take part in the Scottish National Championships, which is the inaugural event at the newly refurbished Tollcross pool, before heading to Sheffield for the Team GB World Championships trials.
"My event, the 200m freestyle, is looking quite open at the minute," he told BBC Scotland.
"You really can't put a finger on who's going to win it.
"So, for me, I'm just going to go into that competition, do my absolute best and get myself into the final.
"Once I'm in the final, it's anyone's race."