Thursday, December 12, 2019

European medallists to lead the charge at Scottish Short Course Championships

Fresh from their medal winning exploits at last week’s LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow, Freya Anderson, Tom Dean, Duncan Scott and Scott McLay will lead the charge at the Scottish National & Open Short Course Championships, which take place at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 December.

The Scottish National Short Course Open Swimming Championships is widely recognised as the premier short course meet in the UK, attracting a wealth of swimming talent from across the UK and this year will see over 740 athletes from 97 Clubs competing. Anderson will compete in the 100m and 200m freestyle, events in which she was crowned European Champion last week.

Anderson’s main rivals will come from the strong contingent at Edinburgh University, including Lucy Hope, Sophie Smith, Kat Greenslade and Rachel Masson as well as Bath National Centre athlete Georgia Coates.

Duncan Scott has enjoyed a busy few weeks with back to back Championships and his programme in Edinburgh will include the 200m freestyle, the event he won the silver medal in, in Glasgow last week. From Edinburgh the University of Stirling athlete will fly to Las Vegas for the finals of the International Swimming League, taking place next weekend.

Scottish Swimming, in partnership with StreamScene, will once again be providing a free-to-air live stream from the Championships, broadcasting the evening sessions (finals) online via the Scottish Swimming YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/scottishswimming).

Euan Lowe, Chief Executive Officer of Scottish Swimming said:

“The Scottish National Short Course Championships always attract the best talent and we are delighted to have such a strong field again. With over  90 Clubs represented from the UK and Europe, this meet is clearly seen to be one of the best competitions of its kind and we must thank the volunteers and events team for creating this great reputation.

“On behalf of Scottish Swimming I welcome everyone to the event and wish all athletes competing, the very best.”

The event is split into 3 sessions each day as follows:

Morning Session: Warm Up 07:45 | Start 09:00

Afternoon Session: Warm Up 11.50 | Start 12.50

Final Session: Warm Up: 16:30 | Start: 17:30

Tickets will be available to buy on the door under the following price brackets:

Heats: £5 (£4 concessions); children £1

Finals: £6 (£5 concessions); children £1.

Full event details including the online programme can be found HERE

Our official kit and merchandise supplier, TYR, will also be in attendance at the Championships, selling event specific merchandise along with their own products, as well as providing spot prizes during some ‘hot’ heats, which will take place in the afternoon.

More information about the event and daily summary reports can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/ScottishSwimming/ 

Results from the Meet can be found HERE

The event can also be followed on Twitter (@ScottishSwim) and Instagram (@scottishswimming) by using #ScotNSC19 as the hashtag, as well as on our website, www.scottishswimming.com. You can also keep up to date via our Snapchat account (scotswimming). 

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