Scott hoping to replicate Glasgow glory – LEN


A strong British team will contest the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow, featuring four recently-crowned world champions. Here’s our one-stop-shop for getting to know your home heroes that will descend on Tollcross and compete for medals with Europe’s best. Freya Anderson: a Scouse sensation whose inexorable rise shows no signs of slowing. IG – […]
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EuroSwim 2019 in numbers

What a week it was at EuroSwim in Glasgow, with Tollcross crowds given endless thrills, British success and a host of great memories to cherish.  Russia topped the medal table and Great Britain took home their best haul of medals since 2003, continuing the team’s storied relationship with the Glasgow pool. And British teenage sensation Freya Anderson […]
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Kolesnikov reels off double gold as Russia rule on final night at EuroSwim

Kliment Kolesnikov underlined his status as one of swimming’s brightest young stars with two golds inside an hour as Russia dominated the final night of the LEN European Short Course Championships. The 19-year-old broke the 200m long-course backstroke world record in Glasgow last year but didn’t get a fairytale return, crashing out in the 200m […]
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Three things from Tollcross: Hopkin sets up tilt at top step as EuroSwim builds to climax

Europe’s elite scrabbled for lanes in Sunday morning’s heats ahead of a grandstand final night, promising ten back-to-back finals and non-stop drama. With Freya Anderson going for gold once again and Duncan Scott set to race in three finals, it’s set to be a memorable evening with limited tickets still available for the session. Here […]
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Anderson stuns to claim second gold on a magical night at EuroSwim

Freya Anderson did it again. Great Britain’s teenage sensation sent a loud Tollcross crowd wild for a second night running, soaring to 200m freestyle success and thumping her own national record. Then back to anchor her nation to silver in the mixed 4x50m freestyle, taking the medal tally to nine, Anderson is emerging as the […]
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Three Things from Tollcross: Champions back in the pool on sprint Saturday

Day Three heroes rode the wave of their success on Saturday morning as a bumper weekend at EuroSwim gathers pace. Gold medallists from Friday night Freya Anderson, Vladimir Morozov and Katinka Hosszu all dived back into competition and underlined their multiple medal credentials. Here are three things you might have missed from the morning session. […]
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Anderson outshines big names to claim gold on thrilling Friday at EuroSwim

A star is born in Great Britain’s Freya Anderson, who held off a world-class field to win 100m freestyle gold at the LEN European Short Course Championships. Anderson, 18, sealed a maiden international title with aplomb in front of a boisterous home crowd at Tollcross, a superb final two lengths underpinning a personal best 51.49. […]
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Three things from Tollcross: Britain set up frantic Friday night at EuroSwim

Friday at EuroSwim is already coming to the boil after morning heats bubbled away and teed up more medal chances for Britain in the Tollcross pool. After sealing medals on Thursday night, Duncan Scott, Vladimir Morozov and Kira Toussaint returned to the water and showed their class once again. Here are three quick takeaways from […]
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Litchfield bags Britain gold as world record falls at EuroSwim

It’s all on track to Tokyo for Max Litchfield after dominant 400m individual medley gold at the LEN European Short Course Championships. The Yorkshireman, who arrived in Glasgow with an entry time four seconds quicker than any other, delivered Britain’s first EuroSwim gold medal to the delight of a bumper Tollcross crowd. Litchfield’s family, also […]
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Huge volunteer effort forms backbone of smooth running of EuroSwim

More than 225 volunteers have teamed up with Glasgow Life to deliver the LEN European Short Course Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre this week, with applicants from as far away as Hungary and the United Arab Emirates. From directing spectators to their seats, providing information and support to the swimmers and the media, organizing […]
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Three things from Tollcross: Scott’s away on Day Two at EuroSwim

A pulsating first night gave way to a fascinating second morning with the LEN European Short Course Championships well underway. It was Italy atop the medal table after Day One, but eight further champions will be crowned at Tollcross tonight and Britain will be well in the hunt. Here are three things we learned from […]
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Scott hoping to replicate Glasgow glory

Duncan Scott is the busiest man in swimming but wouldn’t have it any other way as he prepares to race at the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships on his journey towards Tokyo 2020.  

It’s been a hectic year for the 22-year-old – scooping two medals at the World Championships in July, starring at the inaugural International Swimming League meet in London and attempting a marathon 15 races in 48 hours at the BUCS university nationals.

And despite Olympic trials looming in April, Scott can’t be stopped and is lined up for five events in his home city of Glasgow at next week’s championships.

“It’s all about challenging myself, I’m not too bothered if I swim terribly off the back of a lot of racing,” said Scott, who took home two silver medals from the 2016 Olympics.

“I expect that. I’m just here to see what I can do and challenge myself and set myself up for next year knowing and believing in myself after a really good short course season.

“Between now and Tokyo there’s a lot going on including the Olympic trials.

“Short course will help aid my dive, turn and the underwater because you have to do it way more, it puts it under pressure.

“That means that coming through to the long course season you’ve got a lot of skills that are done less frequently are going to be faster.”

Glasgow has been a particularly happy hunting ground for the Scot, claiming a silver medal at Tollcross at the 2014 Commonwealth Games before winning triple gold at the 2018 European Championships.

The 22-year-old also claimed two bronze medals at the last European Short Course Championships two years ago in Copenhagen so has no shortage of fond memories.

He added: “I’m really looking forward to the event and the home crowd.

“I’ve been very fortunate with being able to swim at numerous events in Britain with the Commonwealth Games, the 2016 and 2018 European Championships and now the European Short Course Swimming Championships next week.

“It’s going to be great to be a part of that British team again, it’s been a couple of months.

“Two years ago I was in Copenhagen and won two bronzes so I’m looking to try and replicate what I did there.

“It would be really good to get back on a podium in Glasgow, the last time was the 2018 Europeans so it would be quite special to then do it at the European Short Course Championships at the same place in the same pool.”

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