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.