Five reasons to get excited about #EuroSwim2019 – 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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Five reasons to get excited about #EuroSwim2019

The long wait is nearly over and the LEN European Short Course Championships are about to begin.

Tollcross is set to be rocking as the harum-scarum of short-course swimming meets some of the sport’s biggest names, all in a powder-keg Glasgow atmosphere.

Here are five reasons why you won’t regret making Euro Swim part of your life next week.

Glasgow always delivers

Catching a live event is a vital part of any trip to Glasgow and whether it’s on the terraces, by the track or in the pool, the iconic city always delivers a red-hot atmosphere.

Sport is where Glasgow goes to raise its voice and having been named 2023 European Capital of Sport, it was this week crowned the World’s Leading Festival and Event Destination 2019.

And Tollcross is a key reason, the stage for iconic scenes at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2018 multi-sport European Championships.

With a round of champions waiting to be crowned, all a matter of months before they scrap for a place at the Tokyo Olympics, it’s set to be a memorable week in the East End.

Short-course thrills and spills

Short-course swimming is here for a good time not a long time, and it’s fast-paced format is capturing the world’s attention.

The glitzy International Swimming League is putting the 25m pool front and centre and European Short Course Championships will see those rivalries play out in national colours.

Short-course is a world where turns are king, underwater speed is crucial and photo finishes are part of the furniture.

Take the 50m butterfly at the last edition of EuroSwim – held in Copenhagen in 2017; you could have thrown a blanket over the podium, with 22.42 taking gold, 22.43 silver and 22.44 joint bronze.

Home hopes

The British team will get a rousing reception but, as always, expect the throatiest roars to come for Scotland’s own stars.

They are led by Duncan Scott, back home after two medals at the summer’s World Championships, where he never shirked the spotlight and anchored 4x100m medley gold.

He’ll be joined by fellow Glaswegian and University of Stirling-reared Ross Murdoch, whose disbelieving expression on beating Michael Jamieson to gold in 2014 hit the front pages.

With Scott McLay, 20, representing the next generation, Scottish supporters won’t be short of local heroes to cheer.

Inspiring women

Glasgow’s sporting year started with Laura Muir roaring to double gold on her home track and it’s set to end with further feats from top female athletes.

It’s been another huge year for women’s sport and the world’s best female swimmers have another chance to grab the headlines.

Hungary’s icon Katinka Hosszu, triple gold medallist in Rio, will be joined by Italian’s 200m freestyle queen Federica Pellegrini and Dutch sprint sensation Femke Heemskerk on top of the bill.

From a British perspective, Freya Anderson is fresh from breaking the long-standing British 200m freestyle record and Anna Hopkin, 23, is tearing up NCAA records and has a bright future ahead.

A buzzing city

Whether you’re a culture vulture, a foodie, shopaholic or intent on touring the city’s many hostelries, there’s something for everyone in a trip to Glasgow.

The area around Bath Street and Charing Cross station is studded with live music venues and visiting the SSE Hydro soon are Camilla Cabello, Stormzy, Trevor Noah and Lewis Capaldi.

Pick up some of the city’s best street food in Argyle Street Arches and head to Kelvingrove for stunning architecture and amazing art in one package.

And with top-level sport also on offer, there’s never been a time to go to Glasgow than next week.

Limited tickets are still available for EuroSwim HERE!