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: 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?