The Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh will play host to an impressive line-up for the Scottish Gas National Short Course Championships from 12 to 14 December 2014.
Hannah Miley returns to home soil fresh from her bronze medal at last week’s FINA World Swimming Championships in Doha and has entered no less than 11 individual events, including what should be a great tussle with Aimee Wilmott, the silver medallist in Glasgow, in the 400m IM.
Dan Wallace also returned home from his US University last weekend and competes in a number of events, including the 400m IM and 200m IM where he won gold and silver respectively this summer. Others due to compete include Olympic and Commonwealth Games silver medallist, Michael Jamieson, Robbie Renwick, Corrie Scott, Stephen Milne and Shetland based Erraid Davies.
With such a great line-up Scottish Swimming, in partnership with Glasgow-based QTV Sports, can confirm that they will once again be providing a free-to-air live stream from the Championships, broadcasting the finals session each evening as professional sports coverage. The stream can be found online at www.scottishswimming.com/live
“The calibre of competitor this meet has attracted again highlights the importance of the event and its status as the premier short course competition in the UK and it is great to have so many teams from across the UK competing here in Edinburgh. I am therefore delighted that for those who are unable to attend, we are working again with QTV Sports and can bring the action and excitement of the finals direct into people’s homes through live streaming.
“For those who can attend, it will be a great opportunity to welcome back the athletes and coaches who made the summer so memorable for Scottish Swimming.”
Jack McGill, Managing Director of QTV Sports, also commented,
“Scottish Swimming is a standard-bearer in Scotland for digital fan engagement and we’re proud of the role we play in that. We’re committed to ensuring that fans of Scottish sport can continue to see their heroes after major championships, like Glasgow 2014, have concluded. What better demonstration of that than to bring Hannah Miley, Michael Jamieson and more directly to swimming fans.”
The competition will run over three days from 12 – 14 December 2014. Morning heats start at 08:45, afternoon heats at 13:15 and finals at 17:30. Advance tickets for as little as £3 for heats and £4 for finals, and can be bought online at http://scottishswimming.
The event can be followed live on Twitter @scottishswim with the hashtag #sgsc2014. Pictures from the daily race action can be found at www.flickr.com/
Notes to editors
Members of the media are invited to a lunch on Friday 12 December. Chief Executive Officer, Forbes Dunlop, and new National Coach Alan Lynn will be in attendance to talk through the importance of learning to swim and plans for 2015.
Please RSVP to Kirsten Phillips ([email protected]
Please note that Ross Murdoch is still recovering from the illness which kept him away from the FINA World Championships, and is not swimming.
For a selection of images, which are free to use go to our dedicated media section:http://www.scottishswimming.
Media accreditation for the Scottish Gas Swimming Championships is now open and can be found by clicking: http://www.scottishswimming.
The event is open to the public with the following fees applying if bought in advance from Eventbrite (http://scottishswimming.
£4 per person – Heats
£7 per person – Evening finals
Concessions/Children (over 60/under 16 years)
£3 per person – Heats
£4 per person – Evening finals
Session Start Times
Friday 12th December – 08:45, 13:15, 17:30
Saturday 13th December – 08:45, 13:15, 17:30
Sunday 14th December – 08:45, 13:15, 17:30
Warm up sessions begin one hour prior to the session start times and times may be subject to change depending on the entry list.
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Venue: Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 5BB
For more information about the venue and details of location please click on the dedicated website:http://www.edinburghleisure.
For any further information please contact Kirsten Phillips, Marketing Communications Manager Scottish Swimming on 07730 661788 or by email to [email protected]
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