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Head Coach - Furniss excited at Team GB prospects

26 July 2016

As Team GB’s swimmers add the final touches to their Rio 2016 Olympic Games preparations, Head Coach Bill Furniss has described the squad as one of the most exciting ever to represent the nation.

Strathmore Teams up with Rio medal hopefuls to encourage Scots to Do More

25 July 2016

With the countdown well underway until Rio 2016 kicks off next month, Strathmore has today (25 July 2016) unveiled three of Scotland’s most recognisable and respected medal contenders as the new Team Strathmore brand ambassadors. Strathmore water – the water at the heart of Scottish sport – has teamed up with swimmer Ross Murdoch, track cyclist Katie Archibald and T53 wheelchair racer Samantha Kinghorn, to inspire and motivate Scots to get involved in swimming, running and cycling.

2017 British Championships Dates Announced

06 July 2016

Britain’s best swimmers and para-swimmers with ambitions of competing at their respective World Championships in 2017 will converge on Sheffield next year for the British Swimming Championships and British Para-Swimming International Meet in April.

Swim Social Blog: Chris Kane on Open Water Swimming, "Why Have I Never Done This Before?"

06 July 2016

Blog: With an abundance of lochs in amazing locations just a short drive from our homes, and more and more organised events like the Great Scottish Swim at Loch Lomond in August, all you really need is a wetsuit and a structured way to learn how to adapt your swimming pool skills and be safe in different environments.

Swim Social: Scott Ramsay "I wanted to learn how to keep out of harm's way when I am competing in open water"

06 July 2016

May’s 'Come and Try' Open Water swimming event at the Helix Lagoon in Falkirk attracted over 100 swimmers keen to either dip their toe in the water for the first time, or improve their skills ahead of a upcoming competition. Linlithgow based swimmer Scott Ramsay is approaching a milestone birthday and has decided to mark the occasion by taking part in a triathlon. Scott had never tried open water swimming before and we caught up with him both before and after his experience.

Prepare for an ocean of fun with the ASA, Disney and Change4Life

05 July 2016

This summer, the ASA is working with Disney and Change4Life on a swimming campaign to encourage children to ‘just keep moving’ with the launch of family swim sessions inspired by Finding Dory, and a range of brand new 10 Minute Shake Ups. This is the third year that Disney has worked with Change4Life to use their beloved characters to inspire families to be more physically active, but it’s the first time they have focused on the nation’s favourite sport, swimming.

Edinburgh University crowned Top Club at conclusion of National Championships

03 July 2016

The Scottish National Open Swimming Championships concluded today with Edinburgh University being crowned Top Club and Camilla Hattersley smashing her own Scottish Record in the 1500m freestyle. Hattersley from City of Glasgow Swim Team rounded off an excellent meet with a superb swim in the 1500m freestyle, resulting in a new Scottish Record.

Murdoch Secures Breaststroke Hat-trick on penultimate day of Championships

02 July 2016

The penultimate day of the Scottish National Open Swimming Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow saw both Ross Murdoch and Camilla Hattersley secure gold medal hat-tricks in their respective events. Murdoch, swimming the 100m breaststroke, the event he will compete in at the Olympics Games in Rio was pushed hard up the first 50m by University of Stirling team-mate, Craig Benson, with Benson leading at the turn. Murdoch however used his speed to come back strong, touching home in 1:00.49. Arno Kamminga from Royal Dutch won silver in 1:01.24 while Benson took the bronze in 1:01.74.

Ryan Brown and Craig McLean Set to Compete at Europeans Juniors

01 July 2016

Ryan Brown (City of Glasgow Swim Team) and Craig McLean (University of Stirling), join the British Swimming team set to compete in Hungary for the European Junior Championships 6-10 July 2016. The team of 26 will compete in the city of Hodmezovasarhely from 6 to 10 July for continental honours.

British Record for O’Connor on Day 2 of Scottish National Championships

01 July 2016

The Scottish National Open Swimming Championships continued today at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow, where TeamGB athlete, Siobhan-Marie O-Connor, broke the 100m breaststroke British Record, a record which was set at the same pool by Sophie Taylor during the Commonwealth Games in 2014.