Three things from Tollcross: Scott's away on Day Two at EuroSwim – LEN

MEET YOUR BRITISH TEAM FOR EUROSWIM 2019

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

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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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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 this morning’s action.

Sprint queens jostle for power

Don’t take your eyes off the women’s short sprints this week.

The first shots were fired in the 50m freestyle as Brit sensations Freya Anderson and Anna Hopkin surged through as the fastest two in a field studded with Olympic champions.

Only 18, Anderson broke Fran Halsall’s 200m British record last month and her fine form continues with a stunning 52.03 swim, lowering her personal best by 0.15 secs.

23-year-old Hopkin, ripping up collegiate record books in the USA, laid down 52.71 in heat action as an all-star cast assembled for tonight’s semi-finals.

Reigning 50m Olympic champion Pernille Blume (53.17) and Beijing 2008 gold medallists Federica Pellegrini and Femke Heemskerk (53.42 and 52.80) stalk the podium.

Scott’s away

Duncan Scott is the busiest man in swimming and he held nothing back in a Thursday morning masterclass.

Scott, fired by fourth in the opening night relay, flew out to 1:40.92 in the 200m freestyle heats. He improved his PB by 1.5 secs, came in 1.6 secs quicker than the next fastest and broke the British record.

The University of Stirling star was back in the pool 90 minutes later, smashing Dan Wallace’s Scottish record in the 400m medley with 4:01.20.

Highs and lows

Swimming is a fickle sport – so learned a number of top stars on the second morning of EuroSwim.

Hours after collecting his maiden international medal on Wednesday night, Tom Dean clocked the seventh-fastest time in the 200m free but missed out on the final.

Only two athletes per nation can advance, and two of the six athletes quicker than the teenager were Scott and James Guy.

The opposite was true for another 19-year-old in Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov, yesterday missing out on the final in the 200m backstroke as reigning champion.

He came out with the bit between his teeth over half the distance, the only competitor to clock under 50 secs with 49.52. Ireland’s Shane Ryan was next fastest with 50.45.

Tickets for EuroSwim2019 are still available HERE or the Tollcross box office.