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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Throwback Thursday – Peaty’s glory in Glasgow at the 2018 European Championships

Adam Peaty led the way at the 2018 European Aquatics Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre as he returned to record-breaking form and topped the medal table with four golds.

Peaty found himself in the unusual position of the second step of the podium at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast in the 50m breaststroke, having to settle for silver behind Cameron van der Burgh.

He still won the 100m breaststroke, but was a little way off his own world records in both events. In Glasgow, however, he was back on form, setting a new world mark in the longer event.

Peaty swam 57.10 seconds in that event, while he added the 50m and two relay golds, the men’s and mixed 4x100m medleys.

Peaty was one of three swimmers to finish the meet with four top spots, as Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström was equally impressive on her way to four individual golds.

The Swedish star dominated the sprint events, claiming the 50m and 100m freestyle and butterfly, with the pick of the races a victory by one hundredth over Pernille Blume in the 50m free.

Russia’s Yuliya Efimova was the other swimmer to finish with four golds, dominating the breaststroke events as well as playing her part in the women’s medley relay.

Elsewhere Kliment Kolesnikov joined Peaty in breaking a world record, beating Liam Tancock’s previous best in the 50m backstroke with his 24 flat.

Kolesnikov was one of a number of swimmers to finish the meet with three golds, alongside Briton Duncan Scott, who won the 200m freestyle, along with a pair of relay golds.

On the women’s side, Italy’s Simona Quadarella dominated the distance freestyle while France’s Charlotte Bonnet matched Scott with 200m free success along with two relay wins.

The question is, which of those swimmers will taste more success at the LEN European Short Course Championships 2019 in the same pool?