EuroSwim 2019 in numbers – LEN

MEET YOUR BRITISH TEAM FOR EUROSWIM 2019

A strong British team will contest the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow, featuring four recently-crowned world champions. Here’s our one-stop-shop for getting to know your home heroes that will descend on Tollcross and compete for medals with Europe’s best. Freya Anderson: a Scouse sensation whose inexorable rise shows no signs of slowing. IG – […]
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EuroSwim 2019 in numbers

What a week it was at EuroSwim in Glasgow, with Tollcross crowds given endless thrills, British success and a host of great memories to cherish.  Russia topped the medal table and Great Britain took home their best haul of medals since 2003, continuing the team’s storied relationship with the Glasgow pool. And British teenage sensation Freya Anderson […]
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Kolesnikov reels off double gold as Russia rule on final night at EuroSwim

Kliment Kolesnikov underlined his status as one of swimming’s brightest young stars with two golds inside an hour as Russia dominated the final night of the LEN European Short Course Championships. The 19-year-old broke the 200m long-course backstroke world record in Glasgow last year but didn’t get a fairytale return, crashing out in the 200m […]
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Three things from Tollcross: Hopkin sets up tilt at top step as EuroSwim builds to climax

Europe’s elite scrabbled for lanes in Sunday morning’s heats ahead of a grandstand final night, promising ten back-to-back finals and non-stop drama. With Freya Anderson going for gold once again and Duncan Scott set to race in three finals, it’s set to be a memorable evening with limited tickets still available for the session. Here […]
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Anderson stuns to claim second gold on a magical night at EuroSwim

Freya Anderson did it again. Great Britain’s teenage sensation sent a loud Tollcross crowd wild for a second night running, soaring to 200m freestyle success and thumping her own national record. Then back to anchor her nation to silver in the mixed 4x50m freestyle, taking the medal tally to nine, Anderson is emerging as the […]
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Three Things from Tollcross: Champions back in the pool on sprint Saturday

Day Three heroes rode the wave of their success on Saturday morning as a bumper weekend at EuroSwim gathers pace. Gold medallists from Friday night Freya Anderson, Vladimir Morozov and Katinka Hosszu all dived back into competition and underlined their multiple medal credentials. Here are three things you might have missed from the morning session. […]
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Anderson outshines big names to claim gold on thrilling Friday at EuroSwim

A star is born in Great Britain’s Freya Anderson, who held off a world-class field to win 100m freestyle gold at the LEN European Short Course Championships. Anderson, 18, sealed a maiden international title with aplomb in front of a boisterous home crowd at Tollcross, a superb final two lengths underpinning a personal best 51.49. […]
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Three things from Tollcross: Britain set up frantic Friday night at EuroSwim

Friday at EuroSwim is already coming to the boil after morning heats bubbled away and teed up more medal chances for Britain in the Tollcross pool. After sealing medals on Thursday night, Duncan Scott, Vladimir Morozov and Kira Toussaint returned to the water and showed their class once again. Here are three quick takeaways from […]
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Litchfield bags Britain gold as world record falls at EuroSwim

It’s all on track to Tokyo for Max Litchfield after dominant 400m individual medley gold at the LEN European Short Course Championships. The Yorkshireman, who arrived in Glasgow with an entry time four seconds quicker than any other, delivered Britain’s first EuroSwim gold medal to the delight of a bumper Tollcross crowd. Litchfield’s family, also […]
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Huge volunteer effort forms backbone of smooth running of EuroSwim

More than 225 volunteers have teamed up with Glasgow Life to deliver the LEN European Short Course Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre this week, with applicants from as far away as Hungary and the United Arab Emirates. From directing spectators to their seats, providing information and support to the swimmers and the media, organizing […]
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Three things from Tollcross: Scott’s away on Day Two at EuroSwim

A pulsating first night gave way to a fascinating second morning with the LEN European Short Course Championships well underway. It was Italy atop the medal table after Day One, but eight further champions will be crowned at Tollcross tonight and Britain will be well in the hunt. Here are three things we learned from […]
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EuroSwim 2019 in numbers

What a week it was at EuroSwim in Glasgow, with Tollcross crowds given endless thrills, British success and a host of great memories to cherish. 

Russia topped the medal table and Great Britain took home their best haul of medals since 2003, continuing the team’s storied relationship with the Glasgow pool. And British teenage sensation Freya Anderson is certainly one of the rising stars to look out for in 2020, having won double gold in the 100m and 200m freestyle and a silver in the mixed 50m freestyle relay here in Glasgow.

We’ve crunched the numbers from the 2019 edition of the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships. 

750 – On the opening day the 750th European Short Course title was handed out in the men’s 4x50m freestyle relay as Russia clinched top spot on the podium.

1000 – Katinka Hosszu added another slice of history to her illustrious career when she claimed the 1000th medal for Hungary in an international championship since 1896. Her victory in the 200m individual medley marked the milestone.  

49 – A new record number of federations have travelled to Glasgow to participate in the event. The previous best was set in Netanya, Israel in 2015 when 48 nations competed but with Gibraltar bringing a roster of three swimmers, a new high was reached. 

539 – The total number of swimmers competing at Tollcross International Swimming Centre, comprising 305 male competitors and 234 females.   

41 – Italy brought the largest team to Glasgow with 41 swimmers including world class stars such as Federica Pellegrini, Gregorio Paltrinieri and Simona Quadrella.

1:36.22 – Russia recorded the first world record of the meet when they stormed to victory in the mixed 4x50m medley relay. The quartet of Kliment Kolesnikov, Vladimir Morozov, Arina Surkova and Maria Kameneva combined to set a new global mark.

65 – Hosszu’s triumph in the 200m individual medley extended her winning streak in the event at major events: Olympic Games, World Championships (LC & SC), European Championships (LC & SC) and Swimming World Cup series.

14 – There were plenty of young stars competing in Glasgow but the youngest of them all was Poland’s Laura Bernat who turned 14 on 28th September. She competed in the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke.

7 – Vladimir Morozov claimed a humongous haul of seven gold medals at Tollcross. Three individual titles to his name in the 50m breaststroke, 50m and 100m freestyle, as well as being part of four triumphant relay teams. It’s the best-ever single-edition individual haul in history.

1186 – Italy took home the Championship Trophy after amassing 1186 points across the competition. This came in the form of 20 medals, an all-time best effort, and they beat Russia to the title by 140 points.