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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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 the 2018 European Championships.

The Liverpudlian dived into the pool kicking and screaming as a kid, dreading swimming lessons before moving to boarding school Ellesmere College, where everything changed.

Her prodigious talent was first recognised in 2016, named British Swimming’s Emerging Swimmer of the Year and crowned European junior champion.

Anderson burst into the limelight in becoming world junior and national champion in the 100m freestyle in 2017, a bittersweet season in which she suffered a serious spine injury.

But it was 2018 when she imposed herself on the international stage as a senior athlete, scooping double bronze at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Then came Glasgow, where she anchored Great Britain to 4×100 mixed medley gold alongside Olympic and European short course champion Adam Peaty.

She also reached the rostrum in Scotland with the 4×200 freestyle squad and bronzes in the 4×100 medley and mixed 4×200 freestyle.

Anderson will play a key role in Britain’s medal hopes in the relay events, but is an outstanding individual performer in her own right.

She narrowly missed out on an individual European medal in 2018 and underlined her Championship credentials with a personal best and an eighth-placed finish at this summer’s World Championships.

Her short course record is slender thus far – although she stunned in December when she scooped four gold medals at the Scottish Short Course Championships in Edinburgh.

Having been named in the squad but failing to start at the last edition of the LEN European Short Course Championships, held in 2017 in Copenhagen, she’ll be keen to make an impact.

But given the runaway success that is Anderson’s career so far, Glasgow crowds can expect to see Anderson light up Tollcross from December 4-8.

Follow Freya on Social

Twitter – @freyaandersonn

Instagram – freyaanderson_

Short course personal bests

50m freestyle – 24.75 (2018)

100m freestyle – 52.92 (2018)

200m freestyle – 1:54.59 (2018)

50m butterfly – 26.63 (2017)

Fun Fact

Freya has A-Levels in art and geography.