Local boy Scott leads British team into LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019 – LEN

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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 made all the headlines in South Korea this summer, winning bronze in the Men’s 200m Freestyle before producing the second fastest 100m split of all-time to anchor Great Britain to gold in the Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay, overturning a one second deficit on the Americans.

Greenbank and Wilby also enjoyed individual success, Wilby securing silver in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke, whilst Greenbank clinched a breakthrough bronze medal in the Men’s 200m Backstroke.

On finishing a breakthrough year in Glasgow, Greenbank said:

“2019 has been a brilliant year for me and I’m delighted that I’ll have the chance to hopefully finish it off in style up in Glasgow. Glasgow has been pretty kind to me over the last few years and the crowd there is always awesome, so I’m sure this will be another phenomenal championships on home soil.”

On the female side World Championship medallists Freya Anderson and Georgia Davies are included, the pair combing with Adam Peaty and James Guy to win Mixed 4x100m Medley bronze, but both women will have eyes on individual medals in Glasgow as well as relay opportunities.

Molly Renshaw also makes the grade, having sealed her first major international title in the Women’s 200m Breaststroke at the 2016 World Short Course Championships in Windsor, Canada, and will hope for further success in the Scottish capital.

Of her inclusion Renshaw commented:

“I’m really pleased to have been included in a super strong team for the European Short Course in December. The GB team is flying at the moment, as we saw at the World Championships and the atmosphere in squad is amazing, so it’ll be amazing to put that GB cap on again.

“For me, winning the World Short Course Championships three years ago was definitely a highlight, but I’ve made some really good progress in 2019 and hopefully I can make the most of the opportunity to compete in Glasgow.”

The other name to look out for from 4-8 December is rising star Kayla Van Der Merwe, who will make her senior debut at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre.

The Winchester swimmer enjoyed a sensational summer, winning European Junior 100m Breaststroke gold, before adding a World Junior medal to her collection in the same event just a few weeks later.

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Full Great Britain team:

Freya Anderson
Georgia Davies
Tom Dean
Luke Greenbank
James Guy
Anna Hopkin
Max Litchfield
Scott McClay
Ross Murdoch
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor
Nick Pyle, England
Molly Renshaw, England
Duncan Scott
Laura Stephens
Kayla Van Der Merwe
James Wilby