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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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, building momentum for her bid to secure a place at her second Games in Tokyo next year.

And she enjoys the shorter format, winning gold at the 2016 World Short Course Championships in Windsor, Canada – also in her favoured 200m event.

But with this year’s competition looming, she believes the partisan nature of the Glasgow crowd at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre will help her further enhance her medal collection.

“Glasgow will be amazing – we’ve had quite a few internationals in Scotland over the years and it’s always an amazing crowd and it makes such a difference,” the 23-year-old said.

“It brings such an atmosphere and they’re quite rowdy which is nice! Walking out and hearing your name being shouted is nice.

“We go abroad a lot and don’t always get that so it’s a really nice change.

“The short course always builds momentum at the start of the year – it’s really good to get fast times in and practice your skills and your turns.

“Short course is fun, fast and technical – it’s just a completely different ball game as there are a lot more turns involved and it’s a lot more technical.

“I’ve always been quite good at short course – I think my turns are quite strong and I always used to love racing short course and dread long course!”

Renshaw is a versatile customer, however, scooping gold in the European Long Course Championships in London in 2016 in the 4x100m medley followed by bronze in the 200m breaststroke at the event two years later.

She also claimed silver at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast last year in her specialist 200m breaststroke discipline, enhancing her burgeoning reputation even further at one of the world’s premier events.

But it’s at the Games where she really wants to medal, with her love of Japan making the prospect of success next year even more tantalising.

“It would be amazing to go to Tokyo – my first Olympic Games in Rio were really, really special, and I love Tokyo so much so I really want to be there,” she added.

“Tokyo definitely holds a special place in my heart so I’d love to be on the team.

“I just love the buzz of swimming – the training is hard and gruelling but it’s definitely worth it come racing when you get to step into these big arenas.”

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