Glasgow has just been announced as host for the 2016 British Olympic Swimming Trials. Following the hugely successful 2014 Commonwealth Games and the associated developments, the Tollcross International Swimming Centre is a world class venue and the perfect stage for another prestigious event.
It recently hosted the IPC world championships, welcoming some of the world’s best disabled athletes.
High calibre athletes will be competing from across the UK. However, there are some particularly strong Scottish contenders such as Hannah Miley, Robbie Renwick, Dan Wallace and Ross Murdoch, all hoping to make the Olympic team.
“For me it’s going to bring back lots of great memories as I came up through the ranks at the pool and then experienced the amazing atmosphere it provided at the Commonwealth Games,” said Murdoch.
“I know it’s a great pool and I expect the swimmers will be supported by a passionate crowd who love their swimming. It’s a world class facility which will help the swimmers pursue their Olympic goals.”
Taking place between April 12 – 17, this will be the first time in many years that Trials will be held outside of England. Sheffield hosted between 1996 and 2008 followed by London in the run up to the 2012 Olympics.