Swimmer Profile – Georgia Davies

When she lines up on the blocks at the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships, Georgia Davies will have come full circle. That’s quite a statement for an athlete who has competed at every level of the sport, stretching to two Olympic Games and no fewer than ten gongs at European level. But her first […]
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Swimmer Profile – Freya Anderson

A multiple European long course champion before the age of 18, Scouse sensation Freya Anderson’s inexorable rise shows no signs of slowing ahead of the LEN European Short Course Championships. And it was at Tollcross, where the continent’s finest will gather in December, where the freestyle racer burst onto the scene with four medals at […]
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Greenbank hopes LEN European Short Course Championships will propel him towards the Olympic stage

EXCITEMENT is intensifying in the build-up to the LEN European Short Course Championships and few understand the beauty of the format more than British backstroke star Luke Greenbank. Greenbank catapulted himself into British swimming folklore this summer by being part of the quartet that won gold in the 4x100m medley in the World Championships, racing […]
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O’Connor looking to replicate 2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow glory

GLASGOW holds fond memories for British swim star Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and now she is hoping to repeat the feelgood factor by collecting yet more silverware at December’s LEN European Short Course Championships. O’Connor grabbed six medals on her Commonwealth Games debut for England at Glasgow 2014, including 200m individual medley gold and silver over 200m […]
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Wilby zeroes in on Tokyo target at LEN European Short Course Championships

Tokyo preparations are firmly on British breaststroke ace James Wilby’s mind but he isn’t getting carried away by the prospect of booking his seat on the plane just yet. Wilby is set to compete at the LEN European Short Course Championships in Glasgow in December, vying not only for medals but also valuable momentum heading […]
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Renshaw expects to be boosted by raucous crowd

Molly Renshaw is hoping the raucous home crowd will help propel her to victory in the LEN Short Course European Championships in Glasgow. Renshaw, who in 2016 set a new British record in the 200m breaststroke to qualify for the Olympic final in Rio, is set to compete in the short course competition in December, […]
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Litchfield using the spirit of Stokes to spur him on to Glasgow success

Max Litchfield watched every ball of Ben Stokes’ miraculous Ashes hundred this summer – and now the Yorkshire swimmer wants to channel the spirit of England’s cricket star as he returns to the water in Glasgow. An avid cricket fan, Litchfield found time amidst a hectic training schedule to head to Headingley and watch Stokes’ […]
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Greenbank hoping to carry World Championships momentum into Glasgow

British backstroke star Luke Greenbank says he’s hoping to harness the momentum of winning World Championship gold as he heads into December’s LEN European Short Course Championships in Glasgow. Greenbank triumphed in the 4x100m medley relay in Gwangju in July, joining forces with the youthful triumvirate of Adam Peaty, James Guy and Duncan Scott to […]
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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 […]
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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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O’Connor looking to replicate 2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow glory

GLASGOW holds fond memories for British swim star Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and now she is hoping to repeat the feelgood factor by collecting yet more silverware at December’s LEN European Short Course Championships.

O’Connor grabbed six medals on her Commonwealth Games debut for England at Glasgow 2014, including 200m individual medley gold and silver over 200m freestyle and 100m butterfly.

It laid the foundations for a rapid rise that saw her scoop Olympic silver in 2016 and then a further Commonwealth gold in the Gold Coast last year.

And with the Tokyo Olympic Games now firmly on the horizon in 12 months’ time – O’Connor is a woman on a mission; hell-bent on delivering success for Britain in Glasgow.

“Glasgow is a special pool and the atmosphere in there is great,” the 23-year-old said.

“It’s quite small and compact so the noise when you walk out is pretty intense when everyone’s cheering for you – it’s a really good environment.

“I’m really excited – I’m really lucky that I’ve had quite a few opportunities to race in front of a home crowd, and every single time it’s just fantastic.

“I’ve had great memories in Glasgow – the 2014 Commonwealth Games was my highlight.
“It’s a massive springboard for Tokyo – it will be our last short course competition before Christmas, so it’s a really important part of our Olympic season calendar.”

O’Connor shot to fame in Rio after claiming the silver medal at the age of just 20, missing out on the gold by 0.3 seconds after Katinka Hosszu – her long-term nemesis – broke the Olympic 200m IM record with a time of 2 minutes 6.58 seconds.

That was preceded by two golds at the European Long Course Championships in London in 2016 – in both the individual and team medleys – developing her burgeoning reputation as one of British swimming’s brightest young stars.

And with the countdown to Tokyo accelerating, she says she’s eager to replicate her 2016 Games success and clinch a spot on the podium once again.

“It’s a dream come true and very special to represent your country at the Olympic Games,” she added.

“It’s what I’ve wanted to do for a really young age – travel the world, represent my country and stand on that Olympic podium.

“It would mean a lot to get a seat on the plane to Tokyo and I just want to give it everything this year and leave no stone unturned.

“Swimming’s up and down, but this year’s really important and I’m going to give it everything to get back onto that Olympic podium.”

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