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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Fan Favourite Bonnie The Seal Returns To Glasgow As The Official Mascot For Len European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019

Bonnie the Seal has today been confirmed as the Official Championship Mascot 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 […]
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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 this year.

The 29-year-old has a handsome record in Scotland’s biggest city, her 2014 Commonwealth Games triumph one of her greatest days and followed up by European long course bronze last summer.

“The one thing I always remember about Glasgow is the support and the noise,” said Miley.

“You have a huge sense of pride even when you’re standing behind the blocks and in that sense doesn’t compare to any other competition.

“I’ve been competing in Glasgow since I was 11 or 12.

“My whole career has been based around and stemmed from racing quickly in Glasgow and then for Great Britain in major events in that pool.

“I’ve enjoyed every moment of it and it makes you proud to be Scottish that we’ll be hosting such a prestigious event.

Miley has conquered her fair share of adversity already this year, roaring back from serious ankle surgery to claim bronze at the British Championships at Tollcross last month.

And she is a fearsome short-course proposition with eight European and five world medals, three of which were gold, against her name over a decade at the top table.

Having made her debut back in 2005 in Trieste, Italy as a 16-year-old, it holds a special place in Miley’s heart and she credits the Championships with helping her learn the ropes in the pool.

“Short course events are so fun,” she said.

“You’ve got quite a lot of heavy training under your belt by the time you compete – it’s fast, furious, it’s short distances.

“There are a lot of differences between short and long, it’s like athletes running outdoors and indoors.

“I didn’t medal but I made my first international final in 2005 and AS a youngster, it was great.

“Watching all the top European athletes warming up, it gave me a great opportunity to see what they do, the best in Europe, and how they prepare for major races.

“You don’t get too many opportunities to do that in your career and I can’t wait for December.”

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