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Paralympic Champion Ellie Simmonds calls for home crowd to support British swimmers at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships

15 December 2014

Britain’s best known Paralympian launches tickets sales for the nation’s biggest para-sport event since London 2012 Four-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds and Glasgow-born European Champion Andrew Mullen today (Monday 15 December) launched the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships and stressed the importance of ‘home advantage’ for British swimmers.

Volunteers Help Make Scottish Gas National Short Course Championships a Fantastic Success

15 December 2014

Volunteers once again ensured that the Scottish Gas National Short Course Championships held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh maintained its status as the UK’s premier short course event. Having attracted some of the UK and Europe’s top swimmers Scottish Swimming’s army of dedicated volunteers made sure that the event experience for athletes, coaches, clubs and spectators was second to none.

Renwick Ends Short Course Meet in Style

14 December 2014

Robbie Renwick thrilled the crowd at the Royal Commonwealth Pool with victory in the 200m freestyle on the last day of the Scottish Gas National Short Course Swimming Championships. Renwick, who has recently moved to the University of Stirling, has rediscovered both his form and love for the sport and has enjoyed a great meet. Swimming in lane seven for the final Renwick set off quickly but was playing catch up with Belgian swimmer, Emmanuel Vanluchene, until the final 25m when he made his move. The problem for Renwick was that Calum Jarvis (Bath) also made a move and the race was really on.

Jamieson Makes Welcome Return to Racing

13 December 2014

Michael Jamieson was given a rapturous welcome when he stood on the blocks for the start of the 100m breaststroke final on Day 2 of the Scottish Gas National Short Course Swimming Championships taking place at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh.

Wallace returns home to winning ways

12 December 2014

Dan Wallace returned to home soil with a great win in the 100m IM on the opening day of the Scottish Gas National Short Course Championships at the RCP in Edinburgh. Wallace who won gold and silver medals in the 400m and 200m IM events in Glasgow had his work cut out as Liam Tancock looked strong across all four strokes. There wasn’t much to choose between the two after the butterfly but as expected Tancock showed his power in the backstroke and took the lead. He held onto this through the breaststroke and it was only in the last 10 metres that Wallace challenged and timed his finish into the wall with perfection, taking the title in 54.45. Tancock (Loughborough University) finished with silver in 54.55 while Lewis Coleman (City of Sheffield) finished with bronze in 55.09.

Final Countdown to Short Course Championships

11 December 2014

Team Scotland heroes sure to be given rousing reception at Royal Commonwealth Pool for the Scottish Gas National Short Course Championships 2014 in Edinburgh The Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh will play host to an impressive line-up for the Scottish Gas National Short Course Championships from 12 to 14 December 2014. Hannah Miley returns to home soil fresh from her bronze medal at last week’s FINA World Swimming Championships in Doha and has entered no less than 11 individual events, including what should be a great tussle with Aimee Wilmott, the silver medallist in Glasgow, in the 400m IM.

Scholarship student Ross Murdoch named Scotland’s Sports Personality of the Year

08 December 2014

Star swimmer Ross Murdoch fended off tough competition to be crowned Sports Personality of the Year at the Scottish Sports Awards.

Legends Will Rise

05 December 2014

See the world’s best male & female para-swimmers in action across 7 days of exciting competition at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre. The event follows the huge success of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, whose swimming events were held in the same pool. It’s the largest disability swimming championships outside of the Paralympic Games and serves as a qualifying opportunity for Rio 2016.

World Championship Medal for Britain's Miley

04 December 2014

Hannah Miley won Great Britain’s first medal of the World Short-Course Championships as she took bronze in the 400m Individual Medley at the Hamad Aquatic Centre in Doha.

Stirling swimming programme can be the “best in the world”

02 December 2014

The coach to Commonwealth Champion Ross Murdoch has been appointed to lead a new swimming programme at the University of Stirling which can be “the best in the world”. Ben Higson has taken up the reins full-time as the University’s High Performance Swimming Coach following a successful secondment before the Commonwealth Games. Ten swimmers under Higson’s watch made the Glasgow Games, with Murdoch winning Gold and Bronze medals whilst Cameron Brodie and Jak Scott took Relay Silver for Scotland.