Swimmer Profile – Georgia Davies

When she lines up on the blocks at the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships, Georgia Davies will have come full circle. That’s quite a statement for an athlete who has competed at every level of the sport, stretching to two Olympic Games and no fewer than ten gongs at European level. But her first […]
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Swimmer Profile – Freya Anderson

A multiple European long course champion before the age of 18, Scouse sensation Freya Anderson’s inexorable rise shows no signs of slowing ahead of the LEN European Short Course Championships. And it was at Tollcross, where the continent’s finest will gather in December, where the freestyle racer burst onto the scene with four medals at […]
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Greenbank hopes LEN European Short Course Championships will propel him towards the Olympic stage

EXCITEMENT is intensifying in the build-up to the LEN European Short Course Championships and few understand the beauty of the format more than British backstroke star Luke Greenbank. Greenbank catapulted himself into British swimming folklore this summer by being part of the quartet that won gold in the 4x100m medley in the World Championships, racing […]
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O’Connor looking to replicate 2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow glory

GLASGOW holds fond memories for British swim star Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and now she is hoping to repeat the feelgood factor by collecting yet more silverware at December’s LEN European Short Course Championships. O’Connor grabbed six medals on her Commonwealth Games debut for England at Glasgow 2014, including 200m individual medley gold and silver over 200m […]
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Wilby zeroes in on Tokyo target at LEN European Short Course Championships

Tokyo preparations are firmly on British breaststroke ace James Wilby’s mind but he isn’t getting carried away by the prospect of booking his seat on the plane just yet. Wilby is set to compete at the LEN European Short Course Championships in Glasgow in December, vying not only for medals but also valuable momentum heading […]
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Renshaw expects to be boosted by raucous crowd

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Litchfield using the spirit of Stokes to spur him on to Glasgow success

Max Litchfield watched every ball of Ben Stokes’ miraculous Ashes hundred this summer – and now the Yorkshire swimmer wants to channel the spirit of England’s cricket star as he returns to the water in Glasgow. An avid cricket fan, Litchfield found time amidst a hectic training schedule to head to Headingley and watch Stokes’ […]
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Greenbank hoping to carry World Championships momentum into Glasgow

British backstroke star Luke Greenbank says he’s hoping to harness the momentum of winning World Championship gold as he heads into December’s LEN European Short Course Championships in Glasgow. Greenbank triumphed in the 4x100m medley relay in Gwangju in July, joining forces with the youthful triumvirate of Adam Peaty, James Guy and Duncan Scott to […]
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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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Greenbank hoping to carry World Championships momentum into Glasgow

British backstroke star Luke Greenbank says he’s hoping to harness the momentum of winning World Championship gold as he heads into December’s LEN European Short Course Championships in Glasgow.

Greenbank triumphed in the 4x100m medley relay in Gwangju in July, joining forces with the youthful triumvirate of Adam Peaty, James Guy and Duncan Scott to topple the formidable USA team by just 0.35 seconds.

The Crewe-born Greenbank also scooped an individual medal in South Korea, swimming a personal best time of 1:55.85 to clinch bronze in the 200m backstroke event.

And with the Short Course Championships now on the horizon, he says he is eager to take the confidence of those dual successes with him into Glasgow.

“I took quite a lot of confidence from both the medals I won in Gwangju, but to go to Glasgow and win on the short course would be absolutely brilliant,” the 22-year-old said.

“I’m really excited for it – I’ve raced in Glasgow before so the crowd there have obviously seen me a few times, but having them behind me will make it a little bit more special.

“Even though it’s a shorter course I’m still approaching the competition in the same way as I would for any other tournament.

“Competing with Adam Peaty, James Guy and Duncan Scott in the final at those World Championships was an amazing team to be a part of.

“I started off and I knew I just had to get as close as I could to the other teams, but to win the gold in what was an absolutely amazing race was brilliant.

“And in the 200m backstroke I exceeded my own expectations to be honest.

“I was always going into that trying to just make the final, so to come away with a personal best and a medal was amazing.”

Greenbank burst onto the international scene at the age of just 17, winning golds in the 100m and 200m backstroke events at the inaugural 2015 European Games in Baku.

And he further enhanced his ever-growing reputation with silver in the 4x100m medley relay at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, this time with Peaty, Guy and Ben Proud.

But with a pivotal year ahead, Greenbank insists he’s not getting carried away by his early success and remains hungry to secure selection for Tokyo next summer.

“After the World Championships I had some time off to relax, but I’m back in training now and have had to hit the ground running,” he added.

“I’ve made a really good start and I’m looking to improve for the next year heading into both the short course competition and Tokyo.

“I’m really looking forward to racing in Glasgow, and hopefully if I keep training hard the results will start to come to me.”

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