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Marine Biologist Christine Howson Shares her Love of the Open Water

29 April 2016

A good few years ago when on holiday I saw a poster that invited me to “Come swimming in the crystal clear waters one mile of the coast of the resort”. In what I’ve always thought was a strange piece of marketing, the same boat company had a second poster alongside it which invited me to “come shark fishing in the crystal clear waters one mile of the coast of the resort.”

James beats brother Stephen in freestyle showdown

27 April 2016

The British Para Swimming International Meet 2016 came to a conclusion tonight with final opportunities for a place on ParalympicsGB in Rio up for grabs. While there were no additional automatic qualifiers amongst the Scots there was a fantastic race between brothers James and Stephen Clegg in the MC 50m freestyle.

Brown and McLean amongst team selected for European Junior Championships

26 April 2016

Ryan Brown and Craig McLean will join European Games champions Holly Hibbott and Abbie Wood in a young British Swimming team set to compete in Hungary for the European Junior Championships this summer.

British Record for Clegg on Penultimate Day of Championships

26 April 2016

More records tumbled tonight on the penultimate day of the British Para Swimming International Meet, taking place at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow. Alongside World Records from Bethany Firth (S14) in the 200m freestyle and Ellie Simmonds (S6) in the 400m freestyle, Stephen Clegg broke the British Record (S12) in the 400m freestyle, improving the record his brother James had set at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Montreal back in 2013 (4:21.76).

Olympic Team set for European Championships

25 April 2016

Britain’s swimmers bound for the 2016 Olympic Games will make a vital stop on the road to Rio when they compete at next month’s LEN European Championships in London.

Mullen wins Gold and secures a second event for Rio

25 April 2016

Day 3 of the British Para Swimming International Meet at Tollcross International Swimming Centre, and local lad, Andrew Mullen, delighted the crown by securing his second Rio qualification time, this time for the 50m butterfly (S5).

12 year old Abby Kane Secures Qualifying Standard for Rio

24 April 2016

12 year old Abby Kane of Ren 96 stole the show tonight as the British Para Swimming International Meet continued at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow where British athletes are in action, competing for places on the ParalympicsGB team for Rio in September.

Mullen and Quin both secure Rio qualifying times on Day 1 of the British Para-Swimming International Meet

23 April 2016

The British Para Swimming International Meet started today at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow where the countries best para swimmers compete at what is the only selection meet for the ParalympicsGB team.

Erraid Davies

22 April 2016

In line with IPC classification process, Erraid Davies of Delting Dolphins in Shetland, undertook a classification review at Tollcross International Swimming Centre, and has been deemed ineligible to compete in the forthcoming British Para Swimming International Meet. Standard protocol following such a review outcome is for Erraid to be seen again and arrangements are being made for this.

8 Scottish swimmers amongst team of 26 selected by BOA for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

21 April 2016

The British Olympic Association (BOA) today announced the 26-strong swimming squad who have been selected to Team GB for this summer’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The 26 athletes sealed their spots on the plane to Rio with their performances at last week’s British Swimming Championships.