Glasgow to Host 2015 IPC Swimming European Championships

IPC Swimming

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is proud to announce that the city of Glasgow, Scotland will host the 2015 IPC Swimming European Championships.

Building on the success of last year's European Championships in Berlin, which saw a record number of participants and 31 world records broken, the IPC is expecting even more swimmers in Glasgow. More than 500 swimmers from over 40 countries are expected to compete.

The venue will be the new Tollcross International Swimming Centre, the same pool that will host the swimming competitions of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The venue is currently undergoing a £13.7million upgrade of its facilities, which will be finished in the spring of 2013. The refurbishment project will see the creation of a new six-lane, 50-metre warm-up pool to add to the existing 10-lane 50-metre competition pool

Xavier Gonzalez, IPC Chief Executive Officer, said: "We are delighted that we are already in a position to announce the host city for the 2015 IPC Swimming European Championships.

"Being the host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow will provide everything we need for a highly successful Swimming European Championships in 2015.

"This will be the first major Para-Swimming Championships in Great Britain following London 2012 and we are looking forward to working with British Swimming, UK Sport, Event Scotland and Glasgow City Council to make these Championships a fantastic event."

Click here to read the full press release on how Glasgow is to host the 2015 IPC Swimming European Championships

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