Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Andrew Mullen Looks Forward to IPC Swimming World Championships

“For me this is the big one, a major event on my home turf so to speak." Andrew Mullen

Four-time European Champion Andrew Mullen sees the forthcoming IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow as his ‘home’ Games and is looking to secure his selection to the event at the forthcoming British Para-Swimming International Meet at Tollcross from 26 - 29 March 2015.

Mullen won gold in Eindhoven last year in no less than four events: the 50m butterfly, 200m individual medley, 50m backstroke and 200m freestyle (S5) and is looking to emulate his success in Europe on the world stage.

At the unveiling of his ‘Legends will Rise’ image at Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Mullen said:

“For me this is the big one, a major event on my home turf so to speak. I know how much home support meant for everyone competing last summer so I’m really hoping that everyone in Scotland will get behind the team again and roar us home.

“I love racing and I am really competitive and want to do well for everyone who has supported me in swimming.”

It is now only 118 days to go until the IPC Swimming World Championships, which will take place at Glasgow’s Tollcross International Swimming Centre, from 13-19 July.

The week-long meet will see 650 swimmers from 50 countries in action, and there will undoubtedly be some exceptional performances in the pool.

Across the seven days of competition there will be 172 medals up for grabs with athletes competing in freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly, individual medley, freestyle relay and medley relay across 14 different classes, with distances ranging from 50m-400m.

Tickets are now available via www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Glasgow2015  

Prices are £10/£15 for Adults for Heats/Finals, while all Under-16s go free (t&c’s apply). 

Listen to an interview with Andrew here