Friday, June 05, 2015

National Championships Attracts a World Class Entry

“With such a great calibre of athlete competing I am sure the atmosphere will be electric." Forbes Dunlop, Chief Executive of Scottish Swimming

Tollcross International Swimming Centre will play host to an impressive line-up for the Scottish National Open Swimming Championships from 25 to 28 June 2015.

The event has come at the perfect time for the GBR squad to fine tune their preparations prior to the FINA World Championships in Russia at the start of August and athletes confirmed to race include Scottish Commonwealth Champions Hannah Miley and Ross Murdoch, World Record holder Adam Peaty, European Champions Jazz Carlin, Fran Halsall and Chris Walker-Hebborn, Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson, alongside a wealth of junior and senior swimming talent.

With such a great line-up Scottish Swimming, in partnership with Glasgow-based QTV Sports, are delighted to confirm that they will once again be broadcasting quality race footage from all finals via a free-to-air livestream from the Championships.  The stream can be found online at www.scottishswimming.com/live

Highlights of key races will also be available in real-time through Scottish Swimming’s Twitter feed and Facebook page with packaged highlights released via social media at the conclusion of each day's racing.

Forbes Dunlop, Chief Executive Officer of Scottish Swimming said,

“We are delighted to return to Glasgow and to Tollcross International Swimming Centre, the scene of so many great moments from last summer’s Games.

“With such a great calibre of athlete competing I am sure the atmosphere will be electric as our swimmers head off for a summer of International and national competition at both senior and junior level, while only 12 months out from Rio 2016. On behalf of Scottish Swimming I wish all athletes competing the very best.”

The competition will run over four days, 25-28 June 2015. Tickets for children can be bought for as little as £1 and for adults advance tickets start at £3 for heats and £6 for finals and will allow individuals to fast-track into the venue. Tickets can be bought online at https://scottishnationals.eventbrite.co.uk Tickets will also be available to buy at the door.

A promotional trailer for the event can be watched on YouTube at https://youtu.be/kUht1TFCqhU  

The event can also be followed live on Twitter @scottishswim with #SNSC15 as the hashtag, as well as on Scottish Swimming’s website, www.scottishswimming.com.  And to bring all social media coverage together in one place check out www.swimbuzz.co.uk

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