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

Molly Renshaw is hoping the raucous home crowd will help propel her to victory in the LEN Short Course European Championships in Glasgow. Renshaw, who in 2016 set a new British record in the 200m breaststroke to qualify for the Olympic final in Rio, is set to compete in the short course competition in December, […]
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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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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.”