Hannah Miley announced as Official Ambassador for LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019! – LEN


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Hannah Miley announced as Official Ambassador for LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019!

Triple Olympian Hannah Miley has today been confirmed as the Official Ambassador 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.


As for Hannah Miley, she is one of the most decorated British swimmers of all time, having won multiple 400m Individual Medley titles at British, European and Commonwealth level. Miley’s resumé also includes world silver, whilst her fourth place finish at the Rio 2016 Olympics was just shy of medal.

Closer to home, the Aberdeen swimmer won bronze at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, her sixth medal at that event, whilst the Gold Coast 2018 Commonweatlh Games was Miley’s fourth outing for Team Scotland, where she returned as 400m IM silver medallist.

With tickets now on sale for Glasgow 2019, it was clear that ‘Smiley Miley’, as she is affectionately known, was relishing the prospect of competing at the highest level in Scotland once more.

Hannah said: “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. Competing in front of a home crowd is such a special experience that is hard to put into words – it’s great that we’ve got another opportunity to look forward to later this year.”

Tickets for the event went on-sale on Monday 4th March and with the first week’s sales going well, the championships are set to be a cornerstone event in Scotland’s 2019 sporting calendar.

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: “It is an honour to be welcoming the 20 th edition of the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in December. We are particularly delighted to be announcing Hannah Miley as Official Ambassador for the event, having such a successful athlete representing the championships is fantastic.

“It has been really positive to see ticket sales going so well in the first week alone. We are delighted to continue to fly the flag high for first-class sporting events in the city and we will be delighted to welcome some of the top European athletes in the discipline of swimming to Tollcross this December.”

British Swimming’s Chief Executvie Officer, Jack Bucker, commented:“Glasgow 2018 was such a great spectacle and proved to be a very succesful championships for our British aquatics stars. We’re very much looking forward to staging yet another major championships in Glasgow and I can’t wait to see our athletes perform, aided by the support of the British crowd who always come out in force; I doubt they realise what a huge role they play in our British sporting success.”

Scottish Swimming’s Chief Executive Officer, Forbes Dunlop, commented: “Hannah is an outstanding ambassador for our sport and I’m delighted to hear of her announcement as ambassador for the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships. No-one knows better than her about the importance of home support and I know that Glasgow will put on a great spectacle to showcase swimming at its very best.”

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, said: “it is fantastic to have an athlete of Hannah’s calibre backing the 20 th edition of the LEN European Short Course
Swimming Championships. Having competed at Tollcross International Swimming Centre as part of both Team Scotland in 2014 and the Great British team last summer, she is the ideal ambassador to respresent the Championships.

“The LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships will round off a stellar year of major sporting events for Scotland and reinforce our position as the perfect stage for events.”