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.