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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Miley hopes to return to the international stage at Glasgow 2019

Hannah Miley believes using the LEN European Short Course Championships as a target will help her in her road back to international competition. The 30-year-old, who is an Official Ambassador for the event which is taking place from December 4-8 in Glasgow, has had a turbulent year which saw her have ankle surgery to remove […]
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Olympic Swimming Stars Share Excitement as Countdown to Glasgow 2019 Reaches Major Milestone

The race to the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019, which comes to Glasgow later this year, is well and truly on with now only 100 days to go. Some of the world’s leading athletes will descend on Glasgow’s Tollcross International Swimming Centre between 4 – 8 December when the Championships comes to the […]
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Throwback Thursday: Treble double delight for Peaty on the World stage

The World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju gave us a glimpse at the next generation of great swimmers, but it was a current superstar who stole the show. Adam Peaty finished the event with three gold medals and a world record as he underlined his position as arguably the greatest male breaststroker of all time. Peaty, […]
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VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT OPENS ON MONDAY 22 JULY FOR THREE MAJOR GLASGOW EVENTS

Glasgow Life has launched volunteer recruitment for the three next major sporting events to come to Glasgow; LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships, the LGT World Men’s Curling Championship and UEFA EURO 2020. Applicants can choose which event they’d like to be involved in, whether it’s one, two or even all three! Taking place in […]
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Throwback Thursday – Scott shines at the 2019 British Swimming Champs

Duncan Scott was the standout performer of the 2019 British Swimming Championships as he walked away with three gold medals and two silvers in a successful week of competition. The event was held at Tollcross International Swimming Centre, where the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships will take place later this year. The University of […]
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Throwback Thursday – Rising stars make their name at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Tollcross International Swimming Centre has got used to hosting major international swimming meets but go back five years and most people were still getting their first look at the pool in Glasgow. It was in July 2014 that the Commonwealth Games went to Glasgow and in the pool a number of swimmers announced themselves to […]
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Throwback Thursday – Peaty’s glory in Glasgow at the 2018 European Championships

Adam Peaty led the way at the 2018 European Aquatics Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre as he returned to record-breaking form and topped the medal table with four golds. Peaty found himself in the unusual position of the second step of the podium at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast in the 50m […]
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Throwback Thursday – Hosszu reigns supreme in Copenhagen

There was no question of who the queen of Copenhagen was in 2017 when Katinka Hosszu ruled supreme at the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships. The Hungarian superstar achieved the unthinkable as she retained all six individual titles she had claimed two years prior in Israel. Focusing on the backstroke and medley events, Hosszu […]
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Fan Favourite Bonnie The Seal Returns To Glasgow As The Official Mascot For Len European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019

Bonnie the Seal has today been confirmed as the Official Championship Mascot 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.

Following on from her great success at last year’s European Championships, Bonnie will make a spectacular return to Glasgow to help cheer on all the competitors who will take to the pool at the city’s Tollcross International Swimming Centre for five days in December 2019.

Bonnie the Seal was unveiled today at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre during the 5th Annual Glasgow Primary Schools Swimming Gala.  Bonnie met as many of the children participating in the Gala as she could and the excitement was high from the children in attendance.

With tickets now on sale for Glasgow 2019, it was clear that Official Ambassador Hannah Miley or ‘Smiley Miley’, as she is affectionately known, was excited about the prospect of Bonnie making her return to Glasgow.

 

Hannah Miley said: “I’m so excited that Bonnie is joining me for LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships for 2019, competing in front of a home crowd is such a special experience so I’m glad Bonnie is back in Glasgow! 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 and I can’t wait for December.”

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 are delighted to announce Bonnie the Seal as Official Mascot for the 20th edition of the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships today. Bonnie was such a brilliant mascot for the city in 2018 and we’re sure she’ll do another great job this year as some of the top European athletes from around the world compete at Tollcross in December. With Hannah Miley as Official Ambassador, Bonnie as our Mascot and five days of first-class races, the countdown is now on for a truly unmissable event!”

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, said: “It is great to have Bonnie the Seal back for the LEN European Short Course Championships for Glasgow 2019 after her hugely popular turn at last year’s Glasgow 2018 European Championships. She is a great addition to the Championships team and will be sure to keep the crowds entertained over the five days of fantastic swimming action.

“Events play a key role in our visitor economy and the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships will round off a stellar year of major events for the country; reinforcing Scotland’s reputation as the perfect stage for events.”

Join Bonnie and Hannah for one of the most exciting sporting events of the year, and buy tickets now from WWW.EUROSWIM2019.COM