Throwback Thursday: Treble double delight for Peaty on the World stage

The World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju gave us a glimpse at the next generation of great swimmers, but it was a current superstar who stole the show. Adam Peaty finished the event with three gold medals and a world record as he underlined his position as arguably the greatest male breaststroker of all time. Peaty, […]
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VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT OPENS ON MONDAY 22 JULY FOR THREE MAJOR GLASGOW EVENTS

Glasgow Life has launched volunteer recruitment for the three next major sporting events to come to Glasgow; LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships, the LGT World Men’s Curling Championship and UEFA EURO 2020. Applicants can choose which event they’d like to be involved in, whether it’s one, two or even all three! Taking place in […]
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Throwback Thursday – Scott shines at the 2019 British Swimming Champs

Duncan Scott was the standout performer of the 2019 British Swimming Championships as he walked away with three gold medals and two silvers in a successful week of competition. The event was held at Tollcross International Swimming Centre, where the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships will take place later this year. The University of […]
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Throwback Thursday – Rising stars make their name at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Tollcross International Swimming Centre has got used to hosting major international swimming meets but go back five years and most people were still getting their first look at the pool in Glasgow. It was in July 2014 that the Commonwealth Games went to Glasgow and in the pool a number of swimmers announced themselves to […]
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Throwback Thursday – Peaty’s glory in Glasgow at the 2018 European Championships

Adam Peaty led the way at the 2018 European Aquatics Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre as he returned to record-breaking form and topped the medal table with four golds. Peaty found himself in the unusual position of the second step of the podium at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast in the 50m […]
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Throwback Thursday – Hosszu reigns supreme in Copenhagen

There was no question of who the queen of Copenhagen was in 2017 when Katinka Hosszu ruled supreme at the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships. The Hungarian superstar achieved the unthinkable as she retained all six individual titles she had claimed two years prior in Israel. Focusing on the backstroke and medley events, Hosszu […]
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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 […]
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Throwback Thursday – Miley wins first gold in Turkey in 2009

Hannah Miley has spent more than a decade at the top in swimming, with 36 international medals to her name including six golds. It has been a decade since the first of those gold medals, across in Turkey at the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in 2009. Recently turned 20, and with a couple […]
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Miley’s Tollcross tale set for another chapter at LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019

Glasgow means everything to Hannah Miley and the darling of Scottish swimming can’t wait to return to the iconic city for the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships. The Tollcross International Swimming Centre holds special memories for Miley, an Official Ambassador for the event set to thrill across five nights, from 4 to 8 December […]
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Bonnie’s amazing adventures lead her back to Glasgow for LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships

A few months have gone by since Bonnie last visited Glasgow.  She is now a star back home in Argyll, and everyone knew of the adventures she had when she was the mascot for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. She’s had a lovely long holiday but now she’s ready to have fun again. Bonnie missed […]
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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.