MEET YOUR BRITISH TEAM FOR EUROSWIM 2019 – 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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Swimmer Profile – Brodie Williams

Momentum can be a powerful psychological advantage in sport – and it is something Brodie Williams has in spades ahead of the LEN European Short Course Championships. The Millfield School pupil has made major strides in the backstroke over the summer, delivering a 1:56.26 200m clocking in the 2019 Sette Colli Trophy in June. That […]
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Swimmer Profile – James Wilby

Loughborough-based James Wilby will be chasing a maiden podium place on the Short Course stage when he arrives in Glasgow for the European Championships. Having begun competitive swimming at the age of nine at York City Baths Club, the 26-year-old burst on to the international scene at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, where he competed in […]
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Wednesday at EuroSwim: Kolesnikov set to star

The LEN European Short Course Championships look set for a roaring start on opening day as Europe’s top stars descend on Tollcross desperate to dominate early headlines. A partisan Glasgow crowd will be thrilled by morning heats and evening finals for five days of top-class competition in the pool.  Eight individual events will kick off […]
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Tollcross Tales – 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships

A year after the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow and Tollcross International Swimming Centre played host to another star-studded event. The 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships came to town as nearly 600 athletes from approximately 70 countries experienced the seven days of breath-taking action. Great Britain took home a total of 32 medals made up of […]
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Great Scot – David Wilkie

One of Scotland’s most well-known swimming stars David Wilkie saw the height of his career include medals at European, World and Olympic level. The original Scottish breaststroker had an unbeaten streak of winning races between 1972 and 1976 which culminated in Olympic glory in Montreal. Wilkie was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka where his Aberdeen […]
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Swimmer Profile – Joe Litchfield

He’s not the only member of his family competing in the British team but Joe Litchfield will be eager to make a name for himself at the LEN European Short Course Championships next month. Joe and his brother Max will make up one ninth of the home contingent in Scotland, with Max representing the senior of the duo but […]
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McLay relishing home crowd advantage in Glasgow

Watching on from the crowd as his idols enjoyed success at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Scott McLay just couldn’t wait to get his own turn to wow the Scottish crowds.  Fast forward five years and that dream is on the brink of coming true, with the Perth-born swimmer set to make his senior Glasgow debut at the LEN European […]
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Miley hopes Scots will be at heart of British success

Scotland’s most successful female swimmer Hannah Miley knows what it takes to win medals in Glasgow, and she is backing the Scots to lead the charge at next month’s LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships. Triple Olympian Miley, who won 400m medley gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, will miss the event as she continues her recovery from […]
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Swimmer Profile – Kayla Van Der Merwe

It’s her 17th birthday today and what better present could Kayla Van Der Merwe wish for than a high-flying debut at the LEN European Short Course Championships in Glasgow next month. Van Der Merwe represents the youngest member of the British team participating in the competition, bringing youthful exuberance to the Scottish water to accompany […]
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Great Scot – Ian Black

Still the youngest winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, Ian Black is one of Scotland’s finest ever swimmers. In 1958, the 17-year-old from Inverness won three gold medals at the European Championships in Hungary, followed by a gold and two silver medals at the Commonwealth Games. This made him the first-ever […]
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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 Andersona Scouse sensation whose inexorable rise shows no signs of slowing. IG – freyaanderson_

Georgia Davies: experienced Welsh backstroker who has competed at every level of the sport, collecting ten gongs at European level. IG – georgiabdavies

Tom Deanworld-beating junior athlete and trainee engineer with designs on success in Glasgow. IG – tomdean00

Luke Greenbank: fresh from relay gold and a 200m backstroke PB at the World Championships. IG – lukegreenbank

James Guywith Olympic, world and European long course medals, continental success on short course is the only gap in Guy’s palmares. IG – james.g.guy

Anna Hopkin: the sprinter – a US college athlete based in Arkansas – will hope for a magical homecoming in Scotland. IG- anna_hopkin

Joe Litchfield: the younger of the Litchfield brothers will hope to continue forging a path to international success in Glasgow. IG – joelitchfield_

Max Litchfieldwill hope to convert his dominance of British individual medley swimming into more international success. IG – litchfield.max

Scott McLay: one of Scotland’s brightest talents in the pool, the versatile Perth star will be desperate to impress his home crowd. IG – scottmclay211

Ross Murdochthe Balloch-born ace has history with Tollcross, one of the faces of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. IG – rossmurdoch_

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: the versatile star won double silver on this stage in 2015 and loves the Glasgow atmosphere. IG – siobhanmoconnor95

Nick Pyle: after a breakout year in 2018, the University of Stirling swimmer will hope to continue to establish himself in the British side. IG – nicholaspyle

Molly Renshaw: the breaststroker claimed top prize in the 200m at the World Short Course Championships in 2016. IG – molrenshaw

Duncan Scott: the home favourite scooped gold and bronze in the 2019 World Championships to build on his pair of silvers at Rio 2016. IG – dunks_scott

Laura Stephens: the butterfly star has a Commonwealth Games and a World Championships behind her as she prepares to tackle short course. IG – laurakjs99

Kayla Van Der Merwe: the youngest swimmer on the GB team is a precocious talent about to make her senior international debut. IG – kaylavdm.xo

James Wilby: part of Great Britain’s set of breaststroke marvels, he claimed three European medals in Glasgow last summer.  IG – jameswilby

Brodie Williams: after bursting onto the scene this summer, the Millfield swimmer will be hoping to go from strength to strength. IG – brodiewilliams99