Swimmer Profile – Molly Renshaw – 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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Swimmer Profile – Molly Renshaw

World Short Course champion Molly Renshaw will be bidding to add European glory to her tally when she embarks on the LEN Short Course Championships in Glasgow.

The 23-year-old is an established member of the senior Great Britain squad – having represented her country at all levels of international swimming – and picked up her most prestigious title with 200m Breaststroke gold in Windsor in 2016.

Having agonisingly missed out on a spot at London 2012, the Loughborough-based star gained international recognition for a stellar performance on her Commonwealth debut in Glasgow, where she claimed 200m Breaststroke bronze and 4x100m Medley silver.

An individual silver at the European Long Course Championships a month later further signalled her progress, before she made her maiden appearance at global level at Kazan in 2015.

After qualifying in a British Record time, Renshaw made up for London heartache with a dazzling run to the 2016 Olympic final in the 200m Breaststroke, finishing sixth, and then went on to claim the global Short Course title later that year.

In the same event, Renshaw finished sixth at her second World Championships in Budapest in 2017, before adding a silver medal to her Commonwealth tally on the Gold Coast, and European Long Course bronze in Glasgow 2018.

In 2019, she finished fifth and seventh in the 200m and 100m Breaststroke events at the World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju respectively.

Ahead of the LEN European Short Course Championships in Scotland, Renshaw expressed her excitement at competing in front of a home crowd, and hopes a strong performance can aid her bid for Olympic glory next summer.

She said: “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 short course always builds momentum at the start of the year, and it would be amazing to get another chance to compete at an Olympic Games.

“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.”

Follow Molly on social

Twitter – @MollyRenshaw

Instagram – @molrenshaw

Short Course Personal Bests

50m Breaststroke – 31.00

100m Breaststroke – 1:05.22

200m Breaststroke – 2:17.98

Fun Fact – Renshaw has had a horse called Brooke for more than 15 years.