Georgia Davies shines in ISL as countdown to LEN European Short Course Championships continues – LEN


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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Georgia Davies shines in ISL as countdown to LEN European Short Course Championships continues

Europe’s best have been honing their short course skills in the powder keg atmosphere of the International Swimming League (ISL) ahead of the December’s continental gathering in Glasgow.

The inaugural season of the ISL, an innovative eight-team professional league, is setting the scene for the LEN European Short Course Championships, set for Tollcross on 4-8 December.

And an Energy Standard team featuring Brits Georgia Davies, Hannah Miley and Ben Proud roared to successive victories in the first two meetings, held in Indianapolis and Naples.

Backstroke star Davies, 28, will form a key part of the British squad for December’s showpiece and has contributed a significant points haul to the Turkey-based franchise.

She opened up with 26.94 to finish third over 50m in Indianapolis, earning six points to the overall cause, and then 57.84 across twice the distance for fourth place on the second night of racing.

The two-time Olympian, who claimed a silver medal from the European Short Course Championships in 2011, brought her time down over two lengths in Naples, touching in 26.86 to earn five ISL points.

Meanwhile Proud, twice a medallist at the European Short Course Championships, has been pushing the world’s leading sprinters all the way in a star-studded succession of freestyle races.

The 25-year-old clocked 21.39 in Indianapolis to finish second behind Olympic champion Florent Manaudou and 21.29 for third behind Manaudou and world champion Caeleb Dressel in Naples.

Clark helped Energy Standard secure some early points with a third placed finish in the 50m breaststroke in Indianapolis, a result she repeated in Naples.

Euro Swim 2019 ambassador Hannah Miley has showcased her versatility by performing across 400m individual medley and freestyle events for Aqua Centurions.

She opened with 4:10.71 in the freestyle in Indianapolis and lowered that to 4:09.61 in Naples and has competed against a strong field, dominated by USA’s Katie Ledecky, in the medley.

Among the European names to light up the early stages of the ISL have been Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom – gold medallist at the European Short Course Championships on eight occasions.

The 26-year-old, reigning Olympic 100m butterfly champion, was named MVP of the inaugural ISL meeting, earning further points for the Energy Standard cause.

Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov lit up the 2017 edition of the European Short Course with four golds in Copenhagen and he took the 50m and 100m backstroke spoils in Indianapolis.

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