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Glasgow set to host 2016 Olympic trials

27 July 2015

Britain’s swimmers will go head-to-head for the right to represent their country at the Rio 2016 Games when they converge on Glasgow for the Olympic trials in April next year. The British Swimming Championships 2016 will be held at Tollcross International Swimming Centre where performances will determine the make-up of the team bound for Rio. The announcement coincides with this week’s year-to-go anniversary until the start of the Games and British Swimming National Performance Director Chris Spice is looking forward to returning to Glasgow where qualification will be determined.

Fourth Medal for Mullen in Glasgow

19 July 2015

The IPC Swimming World Championships concluded at Tollcross International Swimming Centre with Andrew Mullen collecting his fourth medal of the meet. Capping off a memorable week in the pool where he learned to swim, 18-year old Mullen knocked more than a second off his PB as he came home in 1:16.68 for bronze in the S5 100m Freestyle, touching behind Brazil’s Daniel Dias (1:15.96) and USA’s Roy Perkins (1:15.96). The GB team finished the medal table in 5th position winning 10 golds, 12 silver and 10 bronze medals.

These Girls Can, thanks to IPC Legacy Plan presented by Scottish Gas

17 July 2015

Four female swimmers who attended the first ever exclusive female only development camp in March had an exciting visit the Glasgow 2015 IPC World Swimming Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre as a continuation of the camp and as part of the IPC Legacy Plan presented by Scottish Gas.

Brilliant Butterfly Bronze for Mullen

16 July 2015

“It was a great race and only 0.2 seconds off my best so I can't really complain with that. “I haven't really swum much fly at all this year so to come in and swim close to my personal best is great.

Second Silver for Mullen in Glasgow

15 July 2015

Glasgow-born Andrew Mullen won his second IPC Swimming World Championships silver medal, and in doing so posted a new British record in the S5 200m Freestyle. Brazil’s Paralympic champion Daniel Dias dominated the final to defend his World title with a 2:27.28 effort for gold. But the 18-year old Brit was cheered on to silver by the home crowd, striking three seconds off his PB from the heats to come home in 2:41.35 – nearly five seconds faster than his 2:46.27 effort to claim the European title 12 months ago.

Sensational Silvers from Quin and Mullen in Glasgow

13 July 2015

The IPC Swimming World Championships began today in Glasgow with Scott Quin and Andrew Mullen giving the crowd plenty to cheer about, securing silver medals in their respective events. Quin (Warrender Baths Club) won his heat this morning and started the final second fastest behind Marc Evers from the Netherlands. Quin got off to a great start and turned in 2nd place at the 50m mark. But Elvers, with his strong finish, turned well and was soon on the shoulders of the leaders, passing them with 25m to go.

Memories from #SNSC15

06 July 2015

It is hard to believe that the Scottish National Swimming Championships 2015 have been and gone. Four fantastic days of fast swimming was enjoyed at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow with the best UK swimmers fine tuning their preparations ahead of IPC Swimming World Championships, FINA World Championships and the World University Games as well as the final domestic competitions of the season.

David Wilkie and Scott Quin open street art pool in the centre of Glasgow ahead of the IPC Swimming World Championships

03 July 2015

Scottish swimming legend David Wilkie and Scottish para-swimming European silver medallist Scott Quin today opened a street art swimming pool in Glasgow’s city centre ahead of July’s IPC Swimming World Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre. David Wilkie, MBE, won 1976 Olympic Gold in Montreal and is the only person to have held British, American, Commonwealth, European, World and Olympic swimming titles at the same time.

Swim Social Blog: Outdoor swimming? Give it a try and you won't look back!

02 July 2015

Blog by Chris Kane: Last month I took to the water at the Helix Lagoon in Falkirk for an open water “Come and Try” event organised by Scottish Swimming.

Introducing Project Ailsa

29 June 2015

At the start of June Scottish Swimming announced plans for a new project aimed at creating a positive environment for female swimmers to thrive and fulfil their potential in the sport for as long as possible. Following the inaugural meeting which started immediately after the Scottish National Swimming Championships on Sunday 28th June and ran to Wednesday 1st July the 40 invited female swimmers launched 'Project Ailsa'.