Tollcross Tales - 2014 Commonwealth Games – LEN


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 – 2014 Commonwealth Games

Athletes from the all corners of the globe descended on Glasgow in 2014 as the eyes of the swimming world turned to the city for the 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games.

Tollcross International Centre was the venue for the swimming and saw 426 athletes from 49 nations compete in the Glasgow pool.

Scottish stars lived up to their billing putting in some standout performances across the competition in front of a raucous home crowd.

Hannah Miley set the tone for the Scots, earning the first gold medal in the pool at the Games by smashing her own Commonwealth Games record in the 400m Individual Medley.

That was just the start for team Scotland, as Ross Murdoch beat poster boy Michael Jamieson in the 200m Breaststroke as the crowd erupted at the one-two.

But that wasn’t the end for Miley and Murdoch, who all sealed further medals in the 200m Individual Medley and 100m Breaststroke respectively. 

Scotland claimed a trio of gold medals, topped off by Daniel Wallace clinching top spot in the men’s 400m Individual Medley, who also took silvers in the 200m edition and as part of the 4x200m Freestyle Relay. 

Two further medals for the home team came by the way of Carrie Scott who claimed bronze in the 50m Breaststroke.

While Erraid Davies, who became the youngest person to compete for Scotland in the Commonwealth Games at the age of 13, secured bronze in the 100m SB9 Breaststroke.

Tollcross was buzzing and the pool was fast with world records aplenty from the Australian team, as Rowan Crothers set a new best in the men’s 100m Freestyle S9, Maddison Elliott did the same in the women’s 100m Freestyle S8 and the women’s 4x100m Freestyle posted the best time in the world.

Glasgow saw the emergence of England’s Adam Peaty winning his first international crown as he set a Commonwealth Games record in the 100m Breaststroke.

England’s stars flourished north of the border as Chris Walker-Hebborn, Ben Proud, Ollie Hynd, Fran Halsall, Sophie Taylor and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor all clinched gold, whereas, Jazz Carlin and Georgia Davies both triumphed for Wales.

It wasn’t only the home stars who enjoyed the bouncing atmosphere of Tollcross as international talents like Chad le Clos, Cate Campbell and Ryan Cochrane all thrived.

The 2014 Commonwealth Games truly put Tollcross on the map as an elite venue for swimmers from all over the world to compete at the highest level.