Judging by the Home Nations' swimming success in the pool at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, there should be cause for much optimism looking forward to Rio two years hence. It seems that many events have seen a fresh new face staking an early claim for their chance of Olympic glory.

Team GB had similarly looked forward to London 2012 with a host of potential medallists across the various swimming events, only for a seemingly meagre return of only three medals and no golds. That represented a major disappointment compared to the satisfying rewards four years earlier in Beijing, where they managed six medals including two golds.

More worryingly still perhaps was the retirement after London of their global superstar, Becky Adlington. Although a guarded view is perhaps wise now given the memories from the last Olympics, the signs from this last week are positive leading into Brazil as the team brings together the cream from across the UK. So who are the names to look out for ?

Jazz Carlin of Wales seems to finally be stepping into the shoes of Adlington, claiming a wonderful gold for Wales in the 800m freestyle and a silver on the final day of competition. Still only 23, this is already her third Commonwealth Games but Rio would be her first Olympics should she make the team, as glandular fever ruined her chances for 2012.

She also had heartache last year at the world championships, missing a medal by a fraction, so is due a change of fortune.

England's Ben Proud has become a new superstar with two individual golds in the 50m butterfly and freestyle events. At only 19 years of age, he should be maturing nicely by Rio.

The men's breaststroke events seem to have an abundance of talent across the Home Nations who will all be vying for spots on the GB team in the future.

Ross Murdoch has come to the fore in Glasgow, his beating of Olympic 2012 medallist Michael Jamieson in the 200m event being one of the highlights of the meeting for the Scots home crowd, with England's Andrew Willis picking up bronze. In the shorter distances, Adam Peaty took gold in the 100m and was only beaten by South African world record holder, Cameron van der Burgh, in the 50m.

The women's breatststroke also looks strong as Sophie Taylor surprised the field with gold in the 100m and at 18 was yet another British teenager to exceed expectations.

Proud Scotsman, Dan Wallace, used the inspiration of the film 'Braveheart' to fire much of his success on his way to a gold and silver in the individual medley events. He could well be another one to move on to even greater things in the future.

Fran Halsall and Hannah Miley have ensured that it isn't just the teenagers who have been claiming the medals. Halsall matched Proud's feats in the women's events and will be keen to maintain her improved form going forward. Miley fed on the Scottish home support to take gold in the 400m individual Medley.

All in all, a very pleasing Games for the Home Nations in the pool and now they will need to see what improvements they may need to make before they take on the mighty American and Chinese competitors. Some task, but positive signs that they may be up to the job.