European Short Course Swimming Championships

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LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019

๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ Tollcross International Swimming Centre welcomes 500 athletes from across Europe for the European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019.  Tickets are available.

An impressive year of international events in Scotland draws to a conclusion in Glasgow this week which hosts the 20th edition of the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships.

Dramatic action in the pool between Europe’s finest is guaranteed with racing taking place over the shorter distances between 4th to 8th December.

Held every two years the gala features 40 short course (25 metres) swimming events.  The daily action features heats in the morning and semi-finals and finals in the evening with some of the world’s best swimmers competing across five days of fast-paced action.

The British team will include no fewer than four gold medallists from this summerโ€™s World Championships.  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 GBR cap for yet another home championships.

Scott made all the headlines in South Korea this summer, winning bronze in the Menโ€™s 200m Freestyle before producing the second fastest 100m split of all-time to anchor Great Britain to gold in the Menโ€™s 4x100m Medley Relay, overturning a one second deficit on the Americans.

Greenbank and Wilby also enjoyed individual success, Wilby securing silver in the Menโ€™s 100m Breaststroke, whilst Greenbank clinched a breakthrough bronze medal in the Menโ€™s 200m Backstroke.

For GB women World Championship medallists Freya Anderson and Georgia Davies are included, the pair combining with Adam Peaty and James Guy to win Mixed 4x100m Medley bronze, but both women will have eyes on individual medals in Glasgow, as well as relay opportunities.  Joining Anderson and Davies is Olympic silver medallist Siobhan-Marie Oโ€™Connor, the individually medley specialist  who has fond memories of the Tollcross pool from Glasgow 2014. 

Molly Renshaw also makes the grade, having sealed her first major international title in the Womenโ€™s 200m Breaststroke at the 2016 World Short Course Championships in Windsor, Canada, and will hope for further success in the Scottish capital.  Another name to look out for is rising star Kayla Van Der Merwe, who will make her senior debut at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre.  The Winchester swimmer enjoyed a sensational summer, winning European Junior 100m Breaststroke gold, before adding a World Junior medal to her collection in the same event just a few weeks later.

See below for the full Great Britain team.  And book your tickets now to be part of the action!

 ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ This is the daily competition schedule in full.

โฑ๏ธ Heats start daily at 9.30am.

โฑ๏ธ Finals start daily at 5pm.

๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Tickets in advance can be purchased via the Get Tickets link.

๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Tickets on the day are subject to availability.  A sell-out is possible, checking the British Swimming Twitter feed before travelling is recommended.

Great Britain team
Freya Anderson, England, Ellesmere College
Georgia Davies, Wales, Loughborough University
Tom Dean, England, Bath National Centre
Luke Greenbank, England, Loughborough National Centre
James Guy, England, Bath National Centre
Anna Hopkin, England, Bath University
Max Litchfield, England, Loughborough National Centre
Scott McClay, Scotland, University of Stirling
Ross Murdoch, Scotland, University of Stirling
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, England, Loughborough National Centre
Nick Pyle, England, Newcastle Swim Team
Molly Renshaw, England, Loughborough National Centre
Duncan Scott, Scotland, University of Stirling
Laura Stephens, England, Plymouth Leander
Kayla Van Der Merwe, England, Winchester City Penguins
James Wilby, England, Loughborough National Centre

๐ŸšŠ ๐Ÿš— Travel tips: Tollcross International Swimming Centre is a world-class aquatics venue located in the East End of Glasgow.  The most convenient way to travel to the venue from Glasgow’s city centre is by train, bus or bike.  Use the Traveline Journey Planner to help plan your journey.

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