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Over 100 Scots prepare to compete at the European Masters Championships 2016

25 May 2016

With the European Masters taking place in the UK this week, over 100 Scots will be travelling to London to compete. With thousands of additional training hours in pools all over the country, Masters swimmers are determined to put in a good show at the Aquatics Centre in Stratford.

Swim Social Blog: Scott Gauld's - Road to London (European Champs)

23 May 2016

Read Scott Gauld's Blog of his 'Road to to the LEN European Masters Championships. Scott swim with the Silver City Blues.

Dawson, Scott secure Gold as GBR dominate Medley Relays

22 May 2016

Great Britain signed off from the European Aquatics Championships in London to the sound of their national anthem as the team crowned an impressive week in the pool by winning both the women's and men's medley relays. The final day's action saw a Britain add five medals to finish with 22 in total, the highest number of any nation despite being in heavy training as they continue to prepare for the Rio Olympics.

Murdoch completes medal hat-trick in London

21 May 2016

GBR enjoyed another successful night on the penultimate day of the LEN European Aquatics Championships in London, with four medals won, including bronze for Ross Murdoch. Having broken the Scottish Record in last night’s semi-final with a time of 27.25 (4th fastest in the world this year) Murdoch had qualified second fastest for the 50m breaststroke final, behind world champion and world record holder, Adam Peaty.

Anita Wiedmann of Silver City Blues encourages you to give swimming a go!

19 May 2016

If you’re in your thirties or forties, you might remember a Children’s TV programme called “Why Don’t You”. That was the short name in the TV listings – the full name, as the programme always said at the beginning, was “Why Don’t You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go Out and Do Something Less Boring Instead?”

Murdoch Crowned European Champion in London

19 May 2016

Scottish swimmers had a superb night at the LEN European Championships in London with three medals secured, including Gold for Ross Murdoch. Acknowledging the crowd, Murdoch looked both confident and relaxed as he lined up on the blocks for the final of the 200m breaststroke. While he was fastest qualifier for the event, he was more than aware that in the adjacent lane was Marco Koch of Germany, the reigning World Champion for the event, who had a powerful finish.

Dawson in Record Breaking Form in London

18 May 2016

Selected to the GBR team for the LEN European Aquatics Championships in London as part of a Target Tokyo group of swimmers, Kathleen Dawson has repaid her selection by breaking the Scottish Record in both the 100m and 200m backstroke.

Magic Murdoch Secures Silver medal in London

17 May 2016

A GBR 1-2 for Adam Peaty and Ross Murdoch in the final of the Men’s 100m breaststroke raised the roof at the London Aquatics Centre on day two of the swimming competition of the LEN European Aquatics Championships. Despite being in some hard training Peaty (City of Derby) and Murdoch (University of Stirling) booked looked race ready as they stood up on the blocks. Peaty went out fast and established a healthy lead before turning for home. Murdoch saved his best for the back end of the race, closing down Peaty and touching home in 59.73 for silver. Peaty took gold in 58.36 with Giedrius Titenis of Lithuania picking up the bronze medal in 1:00.10.

Four Scots named in ParalympicsGB swimming team for Rio 2016

16 May 2016

The British Paralympic Association (BPA) today announced the 31 swimmers who will compete for ParalympicsGB at Rio 2016, including four Scottish athletes: Andrew Mullen, Scott Quin, Abby Kane and Stephen Clegg. Ollie Hynd, who recently returned with three gold medals from the IPC European Championships to ensure he is one of the few athletes in history to hold Paralympic, World, European and Commonwealth titles at the same time, is also on the team.

Sensational Silver for Miley in London

16 May 2016

Commonwealth Champion Hannah Miley won silver in the Women’s 400m Individual Medley to claim Britain’s first swimming medal of the LEN European Aquatics Championships in London. On day one of the swimming events Miley finished in 4:35.27 behind Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu, who swam a Championship Record to take gold, while bronze went to Zsuzsanna Jakabos also of Hungary.