Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Make Some Noise at the Scottish National Open Swimming Championships

Ahead of a busy summer of national and international competition, around 650 swimmers will travel to the Aquatics Centre at Aberdeen Sports Village for the start of the Scottish National & Open Swimming Championships and clubs, athletes and spectators, have been asked to #MakeSomeNoise and create a great atmosphere at the four day meet.

Scottish Swimming is delighted to announce that not only will the finals be live-streamed through a partnership with StreamScene and available at www.scottishswimming.com/live, but BBC Scotland will also be taking the feed and showing the finals live online at www.bbc.co.uk/sport/Scotland. 

72 Clubs will be represented at the four day Championships with over 20 of those Clubs travelling from out with Scotland, a testament to the quality and calibre of the meet. Fresh from competing at the Mare Nostrum Series, World, European and Commonwealth Champion Duncan Scott, along with team-mates Scott McLay, Aimee Willmott and Ross Murdoch will be racing a limited programme as they make their final preparations ahead of the World Championships in South Korea next month, while similar preparations will be made by the likes of Commonwealth & European medallist Kat Greenslade, Craig McLean and Craig Benson in the run up to the World University Games in Naples.

The multi-classification programme will also be well represented with local hero Toni Shaw racing for the first time since breaking the world record in Berlin at the start of the month for S9 200m butterfly.

Euan Lowe Chief Executive Officer of Scottish Swimming said,

“We are delighted to return to the Aquatics Centre in Aberdeen and I’m very much looking forward to attending my first National Championships in post. Having over 70 Clubs from across the UK and beyond travel to compete at this time shows how highly this event is thought of in the swimming community. 

“I am also delighted we can showcase this event through our live stream and BBC Scotland. 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 the Aquatics Centre by the Front of House team.  Ticket pricing is as follows: 

Entrance Prices

Heats     £5.00 per person (£4 for concessions; £1 for children)         
Finals     £6.00 per final (£5 for concessions; £1 for children) 

Start Lists will also be on sale throughout. 

Session times for the event are as follows: 

Thursday 27 June – Sunday 30 June

Morning Heats:                 From 09:00    

Evening Finals:                  From 17:00 

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/