History in the making at Tollcross International – 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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History in the making at Tollcross International

Tollcross International Swimming Centre has become a regular fixture on the global swimming circuit, playing host to some of the greatest performances of recent times.

It was in Glasgow that Adam Peaty truly announced himself on the biggest stage, while more recently another budding superstar wrote his own name into the record books.

First let us go back to 2014 and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where Peaty, now established as one of, if not the greatest breaststroker of all time, first caught the eye.

Going up against world and Olympic champion Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa, Peaty scooped silver in the 50m breaststroke, just two hundredths behind his illustrious rival.

When it came to the 100m however, there would be no denying Peaty, who cruised to the gold to claim the first of many international titles.

It was not just Peaty who stood out at those Commonwealth Games. In the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay, the Australian quartet of sisters Bronte and Cate Campbell, Melanie Schlanger and Emma McKeon broke the world record on their way to gold, finishing nearly five seconds clear of the field.

Since that event, Tollcross has become the venue for the British Championship, notably in 2016 as the meet doubled up as Olympic trials.

Then in 2018, the best of Europe returned to Glasgow for the European Aquatic Championships with some more notable performances.

After middling results at the Commonwealth Games earlier that year on the Gold Coast, by his very high standards, Peaty responded with a world record in the 100m breaststroke, beating his own previous best.

And Russian teenager Kliment Kolesnikov then broke the 50m backstroke world record, overhauling Liam Tancock’s world mark on the way to victory.

Alongside that pair, Duncan Scott also cemented his position as one of the leading freestylers in the world, taking the 200m gold after winning silver in the 100m.

The big question now is, who will follow in their wake in making history in Tollcross? The answer comes this December at the LEN European Short Course Championships, get your tickets here.