Glasgow’s Tollcross International Swimming Centre is set for one of its best weekends ever as the 2016 British Swimming Championships draws to a close.
The British Swimming Championships is one of the final chances to see the nation’s best swimmers in action in home water ahead of the Rio Olympic Games this August.
Friday will see one of the most anticipated events of the Championships when world champion Adam Peaty goes head to head with Commonwealth Games gold medal winner Ross Murdoch and Olympic silver medallist and home favourite Michael Jamieson in the men’s 200m breaststroke.
Also in action on the Friday double Commonwealth Games silver medal winner Lauren Quigley, World Championships gold and bronze medallist Siobhan-Marie O’Conner and Francesca Halsall who has won medals at Commonwealth, European and world level all in action in the women’s 100m freestyle.
Saturday will see Scottish swimming sensation Hannah Miley, who has already won the women’s 400m individual medley at this year’s British Championships, battle it out with Jaz Carlin in the women’s 400m freestyle. City of Glasgow Swim Team’s Camilla Hattersley will also be in action.
And on Sunday former City of Glasgow swimmer Robbie Renwick leads a star studded line up in a host of events. Calum Jarvis, James Guy, Siobhan-Marie O’Conner and Craig McNally will also be competing in what promises to be a thrilling final day of competition.
Director of Sport at Glasgow Life, Ian Hooper, said: “If the opening sessions are anything to go by we are in for an incredible final three days of action at the British Swimming Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre.
“The atmosphere has been incredible and I am sure that will move up a level over the weekend as the country’s top swimmers continue their preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. It is going to be an unmissable last few days and you can still be part of the action.”
British Swimming Chief Executive, David Sparkes, said: “It is great to be back in Glasgow where we saw exciting new talent emerge in British Swimming in the Commonwealth Games. These exciting new stars are now fighting hard to gain selection for Rio later this summer.
"We have been delighted to see all the Glasgow swimming fans supporting our athletes and with a few places left in the stands we hope to see a full house over the weekend."
Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, said: “With Olympic qualification at stake, the concluding sessions of the British Swimming Championships are sure to provide a hugely exhilarating experience for spectators at Tollcross, where dreams of Rio could either be realised or dashed.
“Some of Great Britain’s strongest medal hopes for the Rio Games will be doing all they can to earn their passage to Brazil and fans from all over Scotland have a terrific opportunity to cheer on their favourites in Glasgow this weekend.”
Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk/feature/british-swimming starting at just £6 for concessions (U16 and 60+) and £8 for adults. Family tickets (2 adults and 2 concessions) start at just £22.
The British Swimming Championships is being delivered in partnership between British Swimming and Glasgow Life on behalf of Glasgow City Council with funding support from UK Sport and EventScotland.
TISC has hosted some of the world’s most prestigious events including the 2013 Speedo Duel in the Pool, the swimming competitions at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships. It will also host the 2018 LEN European Swimming Championships as part of the inaugural European Championships, which is being co-hosted by Glasgow.
Originally opened in 1997, TISC is Scotland’s premier swimming venue and one of the largest facilities of its kind in Europe. It reopened to the public in May 2013 following a comprehensive £14million refurbishment carried out in advance of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.