Throwback Thursday: Treble double delight for Peaty on the World stage

The World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju gave us a glimpse at the next generation of great swimmers, but it was a current superstar who stole the show. Adam Peaty finished the event with three gold medals and a world record as he underlined his position as arguably the greatest male breaststroker of all time. Peaty, […]
Read More

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT OPENS ON MONDAY 22 JULY FOR THREE MAJOR GLASGOW EVENTS

Glasgow Life has launched volunteer recruitment for the three next major sporting events to come to Glasgow; LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships, the LGT World Men’s Curling Championship and UEFA EURO 2020. Applicants can choose which event they’d like to be involved in, whether it’s one, two or even all three! Taking place in […]
Read More

Throwback Thursday – Scott shines at the 2019 British Swimming Champs

Duncan Scott was the standout performer of the 2019 British Swimming Championships as he walked away with three gold medals and two silvers in a successful week of competition. The event was held at Tollcross International Swimming Centre, where the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships will take place later this year. The University of […]
Read More

Throwback Thursday – Rising stars make their name at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Tollcross International Swimming Centre has got used to hosting major international swimming meets but go back five years and most people were still getting their first look at the pool in Glasgow. It was in July 2014 that the Commonwealth Games went to Glasgow and in the pool a number of swimmers announced themselves to […]
Read More

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 […]
Read More

Throwback Thursday – Hosszu reigns supreme in Copenhagen

There was no question of who the queen of Copenhagen was in 2017 when Katinka Hosszu ruled supreme at the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships. The Hungarian superstar achieved the unthinkable as she retained all six individual titles she had claimed two years prior in Israel. Focusing on the backstroke and medley events, Hosszu […]
Read More

History in the making at Tollcross International

Tollcross International Swimming Centre has become a regular fixture on the global swimming circuit, playing host to some of the greatest performances of recent times. It was in Glasgow that Adam Peaty truly announced himself on the biggest stage, while more recently another budding superstar wrote his own name into the record books. First let […]
Read More

Throwback Thursday – Miley wins first gold in Turkey in 2009

Hannah Miley has spent more than a decade at the top in swimming, with 36 international medals to her name including six golds. It has been a decade since the first of those gold medals, across in Turkey at the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in 2009. Recently turned 20, and with a couple […]
Read More

Miley’s Tollcross tale set for another chapter at LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019

Glasgow means everything to Hannah Miley and the darling of Scottish swimming can’t wait to return to the iconic city for the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships. The Tollcross International Swimming Centre holds special memories for Miley, an Official Ambassador for the event set to thrill across five nights, from 4 to 8 December […]
Read More

Bonnie’s amazing adventures lead her back to Glasgow for LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships

A few months have gone by since Bonnie last visited Glasgow.  She is now a star back home in Argyll, and everyone knew of the adventures she had when she was the mascot for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. She’s had a lovely long holiday but now she’s ready to have fun again. Bonnie missed […]
Read More

Throwback Thursday: Treble double delight for Peaty on the World stage

The World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju gave us a glimpse at the next generation of great swimmers, but it was a current superstar who stole the show.

Adam Peaty finished the event with three gold medals and a world record as he underlined his position as arguably the greatest male breaststroker of all time.

Peaty, the reigning LEN European Short Course 100m champion, completed the treble double in the 50m and 100m breaststroke at the worlds, before playing a leading role in Great Britain’s stunning 4x100m medley relay gold.

Peaty had gone 56.88 in the semi-final of the 100m, becoming the first man to break the 57-second barrier. In fact no one else has even dipped under 58 seconds.

And after his two individual golds, Peaty split 57.20 as part of Britain’s victorious medley relay. Remarkably, that was not even the most impressive leg of the relay. Setting off more than a second behind five-time Olympic champion Nathan Adrian, Duncan Scott produced the second fastest 100m freestyle split of all time, coming home in 46.14 to stun the Americans.

That was Scott’s second medal in South Korea, after claiming bronze in the 200m freestyle. Luke Greenbank had led off the relay, adding that gold to his 200m backstroke bronze, with James Guy on the butterfly leg.

Aside from the British stars, there were a number of other standout European performances, notably 19-year-old Hungarian Kristof Milak.

He took gold in the 200m butterfly, smashing Michael Phelps’ ten-year-old world record in the process.

There was also a world record in the 200m breaststroke, where Anton Chupkov took half a second off Ippei Watanabe’s previous mark on the way to gold.

Fellow Russian Evgeny Rylov also enjoyed a fine Championships, with gold in the 200m backstroke, along with a further three silvers and a bronze.

On the women’s side, Katinka Hosszu continues to dominate the medley events, winning both the 200m and 400m medley, with compatriot Boglarka Kapas earning 200m butterfly gold.

Finally Sarah Sjostrom claimed five medals over the course of the meet, including gold in the 50m butterfly.

The question still remains, which of these stars will we see at Tollcross ISC in December when Euro Swim 2019 rolls into town?