Tollcross International Swimming Centre

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Tollcross International Swimming Centre
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Tollcross International Swimming Centre, 2018
Former namesEast End Leisure Centre
Tollcross Park Leisure Centre
LocationTollcross, Glasgow
Scotland
OwnerGlasgow City Council
Capacity2,000 (permanent)
5,000 (temporary)
Construction
Opened1997,[1][2] 2013
Expanded2013
Construction cost£14m (refurbishment)[3]
General contractorBarr Construction
Tenants
2014 Commonwealth Games
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships
2018 European Aquatics Championships
2018 European Sports Championships

The Tollcross International Swimming Centre is a swimming pool and leisure centre in Glasgow. It hosted the Swimming events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.[4] The centre hosted the IPC Swimming World Championships during July 2015.[5]

Technical features[edit]

It has one Olympic standard 50 metre swimming pool, which was extensively upgraded, and a second 50-metre pool which was added as a warm-up facility.[6] The pool was reopened on 24 May 2013. The seating capacity of the Pool is 2,000, rising to 5,000 with temporary seating during the Commonwealth Games. Additional upgrades were made in 2017 in preparation for the 2018 European Aquatics Championships, which included repairs, a new roof, and electrical and mechanical equipment additions.[6]

Notable events[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Gazetteer for Scotland
  2. ^ Glasgow, 350 Wellshot Road, Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Canmore
  3. ^ "Tollcross International Swimming Centre makes a splash". Premier Construction. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Tollcross International Swimming Centre". glasgow2014.com. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Glasgow to Host 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships". International Paralympic Committee.
  6. ^ a b c d Race, Retta (24 November 2016). "Tollcross Int'l Swimming Center Improvements Ready For 2017". SwimSwam. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  7. ^ Commings, Jeff (27 July 2015). "Glasgow To Host 2016 British Olympic Swimming Trials". Swimming World. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  8. ^ "Tollcross Set To Stage British Swimming Glasgow Meet". British Swimming. 3 May 2021. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  9. ^ Byrnes, Liz (3 June 2021). "Anna Hopkin Posts 24.67 50 Free In Evening Heats; Peaty & Dawson Progress In Glasgow". Swimming World. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Glasgow to host Duel in the Pool". ESPN. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  11. ^ "U.S. wins Duel in the Pool tiebreaker vs. Europe". USA Today. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  12. ^ "Swimming - Milak, Kolesnikov and Burdisso showcase European young talent". Reuters. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  13. ^ Race, Retta (10 December 2019). "Snapshot Of 2019 European Short Course Championships Overall Results". SwimSwam. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  14. ^ "Glasgow 2018 tickets selling 'well'". BBC. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2021.

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Coordinates: 55°50′44.2″N 4°10′38.18″W / 55.845611°N 4.1772722°W / 55.845611; -4.1772722