Glasgow selected to host 2016 British Olympic Trials

Glasgow, Scotland will host the 2016 British Swimming Championships, which will serve as the nation’s Olympic qualifying meet next spring.

The British Olympic Trials will take place from April 12th to the 17th of 2016 at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre, which hosted last summer’s Commonwealth Games.

“Glasgow and Tollcross is a great choice on the back of an inspirational Commonwealth Games last year,” said British Swimming National Performance Director Chris Spice in British Swimming’s press release on the subject.

“It’s a perfect pick for us. The refurbished pool is like a new facility and as a sport we enjoy going there as the venue, supporters and city look after us very well.”

British Swimming has seen its profile grow immensely over the last year or so, and should have several gold medal contenders at the 2016 Rio Olympics, barring any major career setbacks.

Adam Peaty has powered the nation’s rise, setting world records in the 50 and 100 breaststrokes and taking the stroke to unprecedented heights in the sprints.

Peaty is also a part of the British medley relay that won Commonwealth Games and European Championships gold last summer, and should be among the front-running relays for the Olympic gold.

On the women’s side, the Brits feature European champs Francesca Halsall and Jazz Carlin.

Great Britain won three swimming medals at the home London Olympics in 2012 – Rebecca Adlington‘s two bronzes (400 free and 800 free) and Michael Jamieson‘s silver in the 200 breast.

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8 years ago

Does Becky Adlington have plans to come out of retirement that we don’t know about? She just gave birth to a daughter. I would be in awe if she competed in Glasgow.

Reply to  KeithM
8 years ago

David Wilkie competing too I believe.

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