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 […]
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Murdoch expects home crowd to be bouncing at LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships

Ross Murdoch believes nothing can replicate the sensation of performing in front of your home crowd and can’t wait to return to Glasgow at the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships. The 25-year-old from Balloch announced himself on the world stage in Glasgow when he won 200m breaststroke gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Since […]
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Miley hopes to return to the international stage at Glasgow 2019

Hannah Miley believes using the LEN European Short Course Championships as a target will help her in her road back to international competition. The 30-year-old, who is an Official Ambassador for the event which is taking place from December 4-8 in Glasgow, has had a turbulent year which saw her have ankle surgery to remove […]
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Olympic Swimming Stars Share Excitement as Countdown to Glasgow 2019 Reaches Major Milestone

The race to the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019, which comes to Glasgow later this year, is well and truly on with now only 100 days to go. Some of the world’s leading athletes will descend on Glasgow’s Tollcross International Swimming Centre between 4 – 8 December when the Championships comes to the […]
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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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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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