Tuesday, December 4, 2018

One year to go until LEN Euro Short Course Championships arrive in Glasgow

The countdown to one of Glasgow’s biggest sporting events of 2019 is on, with only one year to go until the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships takes place at Tollcross International Swimming Centre.

Glasgow is already globally recognised as one of the top five sporting cities in the world, and 2019 is shaping up to be an incredible year for the city as it hosts the epic 20th edition of the Championships, welcoming athletes from across Europe to Tollcross. You can register NOW to be kept up to date with all the latest news and ticket information - euroswim2019.com

Taking place between 4-8 December 2019, fans will watch as European Champions are crowned over five days in Glasgow as swimmers compete in 40 short course events. Held every two years, the event will be a particular highlight of 2019 as it celebrates the 20th year of the event.

Short course swimming is a fast-paced event and is guaranteed to have crowds energised from start to finish. Races are competed in a 25m pool, requiring swimmers to complete more turns, so crowds will see competitive, adrenaline-fuelled races - setting up this event as one of the most exciting of the year.

The LEN European Short Course Championships will inspire a new generation of swimmers, the City of Glasgow Swim Team gathered in Tollcross International Swimming Centre to mark 365 days to go until the venue hosts the Championships.

Billy Garrett, Glasgow Life’s Director of Sport and Events, said: “Tollcross International Swimming Centre has a track record of hosting truly unmissable events, and the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships will be no different. Glasgow is among the top five sporting cities in the world and really is the perfect host for the 20th anniversary of the event. 

“Fans are guaranteed a spectacular event with some stunning competition from world-class athletes and, with just a year to go, now is the perfect time to register interest and be the first to know all the latest news.”

Jack Buckner, British Swimming Chief Executive said: “As we reach the one year to go marker the countdown has officially begun to the LEN European Short Course Championships 2019.

“An exciting year of action lies ahead for the world of aquatics with some of the sports major events coming back to the UK. It’s great that we will be returning to the iconic Tollcross International Swimming Centre; Scotland really is the perfect stage for world class sporting events.

“I’m very much looking forward to seeing Europe’s elite take to the water once again in Glasgow to battle it out for continental short course honours.”

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, said: “With a year to go until the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships, the countdown is officially on. Scotland is the perfect stage for hosting the 20th edition of the Championships and we look forward to welcoming Europe’s finest swimmers back to Tollcross next December following the success of this summer’s European Championships.

“The LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships will cap off another stellar year of major sporting events for Scotland so make sure you register now to be to first in line for all the latest news and ticket information.”

Stay tuned for all the latest updates and ticket announcements at euroswim2019.com