Tollcross Tales – 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships – 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

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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Tollcross Tales – 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships

A year after the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow and Tollcross International Swimming Centre played host to another star-studded event.

The 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships came to town as nearly 600 athletes from approximately 70 countries experienced the seven days of breath-taking action.

Great Britain took home a total of 32 medals made up of 10 gold, 12 silver and 10 bronze which included some standout performances.

Ollie Hynd kicked off the hosts’ success as he claimed GB’s first gold medal of the championships, retaining his SM8 200m individual medley title.

The Brit set a new European record but that wasn’t his only triumph of the week as Hynd stormed to victory in the S8 400m freestyle and broke his brother Sam’s five-year-old world record in the process.

Then-four-time, now five-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds bounced back from a shock defeat in the S6 400m freestyle to produce a stunning swim and secure the SM6 200m individual medley title in a world record time.

The championships saw emergence of Alice Tai as she won four medals on her world debut claiming three bronzes as well as being part of the gold-medal-winning 4x100m women’s 34 pts medley relay. 

Another star to break onto the international scene was Tully Kearney, who earned three individual world titles, winnings gold in the S9 400m freestyle, SM9 200m individual medley and S9 100m butterfly – all in European record times.

Home crowd favourites such as Hannah Russell, Jessica-Jane Applegate and Sascha Kindred also added to the British glory in Glasgow.

Three international competitors performed remarkably under the Tollcross lights as Brazil’s Daniel Dias clinched seven gold medals and one silver, Belarusian Ihar Boki claimed six golds and one silver while Russia’s Denis Tarasov went home with five titles.

With the raucous atmosphere behind them, the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships added to the fame of Tollcross as a leading arena for the world’s best swimmers to compete in.