2022 GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL SWIM MEET
- Friday, May 27th – Sunday, May 29th
- Tollcross International Swimming Centre
- LCM (50m)
The storied Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow, Scotland hosted the third edition of the Glasgow international Swim Meet over the weekend.
Swimmers stemming from throughout the UK and Europe took advantage of the racing opportunity, with the World Championships, Commonwealth Games and British Summer Championships on the horizon.
Loughborough’s Charlie Hutchison took home two IM gold medals, standing atop the podium in both the 200m and 400m distances.
Winning the 200m IM by over 2 seconds, Hutchison hit a time of 2:03.10 while he grabbed the top spot in the longer event in a time of 4:25.88.
On his 4IM result, which came on night 1, Hutchison said, “I just wanted to be really aggressive tonight – the heat swim got the cobwebs out the system, but I knew I had to bring that aggression out for that one and I definitely suffered for it, I’m very sore!
“With Duncan [Scott] not racing that one it meant I had a chance for the victory, but as always I just raced my own race, and managed to lead from the front.
Another multi-event winner came in the form of national record holder Keanna MacInnes. The University of Stirling swimmer notched a time of 59.10 to win the 100m fly while she also nabbed the 50m in 27.09. MacInnes completed her trifecta of victories with a mark of 2:10.70 in the 200m.
Reflecting on her performances here in Glasgow, MacInnes said, “A lot of this period of the season is just playing around with tactics. It’s been picked up recently in training that when I’m doing pace sets, that if I start of more chilled and then build my stroke up then I get a lot better results, with less effort. That swim showed that it was working, I think it was quite positive.”
Additional Notable Performances:
- Loughborough’s Charlie Brown snagged gold in the men’s 200m back in a time of 1:58.53.
- Kara Hanlon of Edinburgh was too quick to catch in the women’s 50m breast, reaping gold there in 31.33. It was City of Glasgow’s Craig Benson who captured the men’s 50m breast in 28.02.
- The women’s IM events saw Lily Booker of Loughborough clinch both titles, posting 2:15.89 in the shorter and 4:49.23 in the longer race. Booker also secured the 200m breast gold in 2:28.44.
- Olympian Stephen Milne got on the board with wins across the 200m free (1:50.27) and 400m free (3:54.22).
- 15-year-old Nicholas Castella of Denmark made his mark while visiting Scotland for the meet. The promising youngster put up a time of 51.59 in the 100m free to mark his 4th fastest time ever. The teen has already been as quick as 50.57 earlier this year.