Swimmer Profile – Georgia Davies

When she lines up on the blocks at the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships, Georgia Davies will have come full circle. That’s quite a statement for an athlete who has competed at every level of the sport, stretching to two Olympic Games and no fewer than ten gongs at European level. But her first […]
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Swimmer Profile – Freya Anderson

A multiple European long course champion before the age of 18, Scouse sensation Freya Anderson’s inexorable rise shows no signs of slowing ahead of the LEN European Short Course Championships. And it was at Tollcross, where the continent’s finest will gather in December, where the freestyle racer burst onto the scene with four medals at […]
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Greenbank hopes LEN European Short Course Championships will propel him towards the Olympic stage

EXCITEMENT is intensifying in the build-up to the LEN European Short Course Championships and few understand the beauty of the format more than British backstroke star Luke Greenbank. Greenbank catapulted himself into British swimming folklore this summer by being part of the quartet that won gold in the 4x100m medley in the World Championships, racing […]
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O’Connor looking to replicate 2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow glory

GLASGOW holds fond memories for British swim star Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and now she is hoping to repeat the feelgood factor by collecting yet more silverware at December’s LEN European Short Course Championships. O’Connor grabbed six medals on her Commonwealth Games debut for England at Glasgow 2014, including 200m individual medley gold and silver over 200m […]
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Wilby zeroes in on Tokyo target at LEN European Short Course Championships

Tokyo preparations are firmly on British breaststroke ace James Wilby’s mind but he isn’t getting carried away by the prospect of booking his seat on the plane just yet. Wilby is set to compete at the LEN European Short Course Championships in Glasgow in December, vying not only for medals but also valuable momentum heading […]
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Renshaw expects to be boosted by raucous crowd

Molly Renshaw is hoping the raucous home crowd will help propel her to victory in the LEN Short Course European Championships in Glasgow. Renshaw, who in 2016 set a new British record in the 200m breaststroke to qualify for the Olympic final in Rio, is set to compete in the short course competition in December, […]
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Litchfield using the spirit of Stokes to spur him on to Glasgow success

Max Litchfield watched every ball of Ben Stokes’ miraculous Ashes hundred this summer – and now the Yorkshire swimmer wants to channel the spirit of England’s cricket star as he returns to the water in Glasgow. An avid cricket fan, Litchfield found time amidst a hectic training schedule to head to Headingley and watch Stokes’ […]
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Greenbank hoping to carry World Championships momentum into Glasgow

British backstroke star Luke Greenbank says he’s hoping to harness the momentum of winning World Championship gold as he heads into December’s LEN European Short Course Championships in Glasgow. Greenbank triumphed in the 4x100m medley relay in Gwangju in July, joining forces with the youthful triumvirate of Adam Peaty, James Guy and Duncan Scott to […]
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Local boy Scott leads British team into LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019

A strong British team will contest the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow, featuring four recently-crowned world champions. Glasgow-born Duncan Scott headlines the team, the local hero joined by his 2019 world champion teammates Luke Greenbank, James Guy and James Wilby, as 16 swimmers will don the Great Britain cap in December. Scott […]
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Murdoch expects home crowd to be bouncing at LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships

Ross Murdoch believes nothing can replicate the sensation of performing in front of your home crowd and can’t wait to return to Glasgow at the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships. The 25-year-old from Balloch announced himself on the world stage in Glasgow when he won 200m breaststroke gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Since […]
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ONE YEAR TO GO UNTIL LEN EUROPEAN SHORT COURSE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS ARRIVES IN GLASGOW

The countdown to one of Glasgow’s biggest sporting events of 2019 is on, with only one year to go until the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships takes place at Tollcross International Swimming Centre.

Glasgow is already globally recognised as one of the top five sporting cities in the world, and 2019 is shaping up to be an incredible year for the city as it hosts the epic 20th edition of the Championships, welcoming athletes from across Europe to Tollcross. You can register NOW to be kept up to date with all the latest news and ticket information – euroswim2019.com

Taking place between 4-8 December 2019, fans will watch as European Champions are crowned over five days in Glasgow as swimmers compete in 40 short course events. Held every two years, the event will be a particular highlight of 2019 as it celebrates the 20th year of the event.

Short course swimming is a fast-paced event and is guaranteed to have crowds energised from start to finish. Races are competed in a 25m pool, requiring swimmers to complete more turns, so crowds will see competitive, adrenaline-fuelled races – setting up this event as one of the most exciting of the year.

The LEN European Short Course Championships will inspire a new generation of swimmers, the City of Glasgow Swim Team gathered in Tollcross International Swimming Centre to mark 365 days to go until the venue hosts the Championships.

Billy Garrett, Glasgow Life’s Director of Sport and Events, said: “Tollcross International Swimming Centre has a track record of hosting truly unmissable events, and the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships will be no different. Glasgow is among the top five sporting cities in the world and really is the perfect host for the 20th anniversary of the event.

“Fans are guaranteed a spectacular event with some stunning competition from world-class athletes and, with just a year to go, now is the perfect time to register interest and be the first to know all the latest news.”

Jack Buckner, British Swimming Chief Executive said: “As we reach the one year to go marker the countdown has officially begun to the LEN European Short Course Championships 2019.

“An exciting year of action lies ahead for the world of aquatics with some of the sports major events coming back to the UK. It’s great that we will be returning to the iconic Tollcross International Swimming Centre; Scotland really is the perfect stage for world class sporting events.

“I’m very much looking forward to seeing Europe’s elite take to the water once again in Glasgow to battle it out for continental short course honours.”

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, said: “With a year to go until the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships, the countdown is officially on. Scotland is the perfect stage for hosting the 20th edition of the Championships and we look forward to welcoming Europe’s finest swimmers back to Tollcross next December following the success of this summer’s European Championships.

“The LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships will cap off another stellar year of major sporting events for Scotland so make sure you register now to be to first in line for all the latest news and ticket information.”

Stay tuned for all the latest updates and ticket announcements at euroswim2019.com

 

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NOTES TO EDITORS

About British Swimming

British Swimming is the National Governing Body for Swimming, Para-Swimming, Diving, High Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Open Water in Great Britain.  It is responsible internationally for the high performance representation of the sport. The members of British Swimming are the three Home Countries national governing bodies of England (ASA), Scotland (Scottish ASA) and Wales (Welsh ASA).  British Swimming seeks to enable its athletes to achieve gold medal success at the Olympics, Paralympics, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.

www.britishswimming.org

Event Scotland

EventScotland is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events. By developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events EventScotland is helping to raise Scotland’s international profile and boost the economy by attracting more visitors.

For further information about EventScotland, its funding programmes and latest event news visit www.EventScotland.org. Follow EventScotland on Twitter @EventScotNews.

EventScotland is a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, the national tourism organisation which markets Scotland as a tourism destination across the world, gives support to the tourism industry and brings sustainable tourism growth to Scotland. For more information about VisitScotland seewww.visitscotland.org or for consumer information on Scotland as a visitor destination see www.visitscotland.com.