Hannah Miley announced as Official Ambassador for LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019!

Triple Olympian Hannah Miley has today been confirmed as the Official Ambassador for the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships that come to Glasgow’s Tollcross International Swimming Centre later this year.

Taking place between 4-8 December 2019, spectators will watch as European champions are crowned over five days of rip-roaring action in Glasgow, with swimmers competing in 40 short course events. Held every two years, the championships will take on further importance in 2019, as it will mark the the event’s 20th  edition.

 

As for Hannah Miley, she is one of the most decorated British swimmers of all time, having won multiple 400m Individual Medley titles at British, European and Commonwealth level. Miley’s resumé also includes world silver, whilst her fourth place finish at the Rio 2016 Olympics was just shy of medal.

Closer to home, the Aberdeen swimmer won bronze at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, her sixth medal at that event, whilst the Gold Coast 2018 Commonweatlh Games was Miley’s fourth outing for Team Scotland, where she returned as 400m IM silver medallist.

With tickets now on sale for Glasgow 2019, it was clear that ‘Smiley Miley’, as she is affectionately known, was relishing the prospect of competing at the highest level in Scotland once more.

Hannah said: “I’m really excited that Scotland has the opportunity to host another major international sporting event and I think as a nation we’ve shown over the last few years that we can put on a great show. Competing in front of a home crowd is such a special experience that is hard to put into words – it’s great that we’ve got another opportunity to look forward to later this year.”

Tickets for the event went on-sale on Monday 4th March and with the first week’s sales going well, the championships are set to be a cornerstone event in Scotland’s 2019 sporting calendar.

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.

Billy Garrett, Director of Sport and Events at Glasgow Life, said: “It is an honour to be welcoming the 20 th edition of the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in December. We are particularly delighted to be announcing Hannah Miley as Official Ambassador for the event, having such a successful athlete representing the championships is fantastic.

“It has been really positive to see ticket sales going so well in the first week alone. We are delighted to continue to fly the flag high for first-class sporting events in the city and we will be delighted to welcome some of the top European athletes in the discipline of swimming to Tollcross this December.”

British Swimming’s Chief Executvie Officer, Jack Bucker, commented:“Glasgow 2018 was such a great spectacle and proved to be a very succesful championships for our British aquatics stars. We’re very much looking forward to staging yet another major championships in Glasgow and I can’t wait to see our athletes perform, aided by the support of the British crowd who always come out in force; I doubt they realise what a huge role they play in our British sporting success.”

Scottish Swimming’s Chief Executive Officer, Forbes Dunlop, commented: “Hannah is an outstanding ambassador for our sport and I’m delighted to hear of her announcement as ambassador for the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships. No-one knows better than her about the importance of home support and I know that Glasgow will put on a great spectacle to showcase swimming at its very best.”

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, said: “it is fantastic to have an athlete of Hannah’s calibre backing the 20 th edition of the LEN European Short Course
Swimming Championships. Having competed at Tollcross International Swimming Centre as part of both Team Scotland in 2014 and the Great British team last summer, she is the ideal ambassador to respresent the Championships.

“The LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships will round off a stellar year of major sporting events for Scotland and reinforce our position as the perfect stage for events.”

Tickets go on-sale for LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019

With nine months to go until the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships come to Glasgow, tickets are now on sale for what promises to be a first-class event for the whole family to enjoy.

The five-day event will take place at Tollcross International Swimming Centre between 4-8 December 2019. Tickets are on sale via the event website: www.euroswim2019.com

Spectators will watch as European Champions are crowned 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.

Billy Garrett, Director of Sport and Events at Glasgow Life, said: “We’re delighted to have the tickets now on-sale for what promises to be yet another first-class sporting event to come to the city this year. Glasgow is already globally recognised as one of the top five sporting cities in the world and 2019 has started on such a fantastic high with the hugely success athletics event we welcomed to the city this weekend. We’re already looking forward to welcoming some of the top European athletes in the discipline of swimming to Tollcross this December.”

Forbes Dunlop, CEO at Scottish Swimming, said: “It is fantastic to see another international swimming competition being hosted in Scotland which will excite and encourage the nation to get behind our performance athletes and help to fulfil our ambition to inspire the next generation through the National Learn to Swim Framework and club development pathways across Scotland.”

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, said: “With tickets now on sale, swimming fans’ excitement is ramping up as we all look forward to the continent’s top athletes descending on Tollcross later this year for the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships. This will round off a packed 2019 sporting schedule for Scotland, reaffirming our global reputation as the perfect stage for events.”

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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