Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Destination Glasgow – Scottish National Open Swimming Championships 2018

Over 860 athletes will descend on Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow this week for the start of the Scottish National Open Swimming Championships, the last major meet for the venue before the European Championships in August.

83 Clubs will be competing at the four day Championships with over 30 of those Clubs travelling from out with Scotland, a testament to the quality and calibre of the meet. Commonwealth Games bronze medallists Jack Thorpe and Scott McLay will be in action as will Conner Morrison and Toni Shaw who will be representing GBR at the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships in Dublin in August. Team Scotland’s Keanna MacInnes will also be in action ahead of her representing GBR at the forthcoming LEN European Junior Swimming Championships in Helsinki early next month.

Scottish Swimming, in partnership with Glasgow-based QTV Sports, will once again be providing a free-to-air live stream from the Championships, broadcasting the evening sessions (finals) online from Wednesday 1st April. The stream can be found at www.scottishswimming.com/live.  

Forbes Dunlop, Chief Executive Officer of Scottish Swimming said,

“We are delighted to return to Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow, a venue that has provided so many thrilling moments over recent years. To have over 80 Clubs from across the UK travel to attend shows how highly this event is thought of in the swimming community.

“Our Clubs and volunteers remain at the heart of our membership and we thank all those attending for their continued support. On behalf of Scottish Swimming I welcome everyone to the event and wish all athletes competing the very best.”

All spectator tickets will be sold on the door at Tollcross by the Front of House team.  Ticket pricing is as follows: 

Adult - £5 Heats - £6 Finals

Concession - £4 Heats - £5 Finals

Child £1

Programmes and Start Lists will also be on sale throughout. 

Session times for the event are as follows:

Thursday 28 June – Sunday 1 July

Morning Heats:                 From 09:00    

Afternoon Heats:             From 13:15

Evening Finals:                  From 17:30 

The schedule of events can be found HERE

The draft programme can be found HERE

Results can be found on the Swim Scotland website: http://swimscotland.co.uk/

The event can also be followed on social media by using #SNOC18 as hashtag, as well as on Scottish Swimming’s website, www.scottishswimming.com