Top British swimmers in action at Glasgow 2015 venue25.03.2015
Star names such as Eleanor Simmonds and Andrew Mullen will join around 300 swimmers from around the world at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre.
Mullen, a Glasgow native, burst further onto the international stage at the 2014 Euros in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, winning his first career gold medals in S5 events.
Top British swimmers will join Paralympic and world champions from around the world at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow from Thursday (26 March), for the annual British Para-Swimming International Meet (BPSIM).
Featuring four-time Paralympic champion Eleanor Simmonds and four-time European gold medallist teammate Andrew Mullen as the home favourites, it is the first major competition in Europe of 2015, and takes place in the same pool that will host the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships from 13-19 July.
Mullen, a Glasgow native, burst onto the international stage at the 2014 Euros in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, winning his first career gold medals in S5 events.
On the men’s side, national favourite Sascha Kindred starts his 19th season in the pool having made it onto the podium in all his events at Eindhoven 2014, against Ireland’s 20 year-old world and Paralympic champion Darragh McDonald.
Great Britain will also be well represented in the women’s S9 events, with the multiple Paralympic, Worlds and Euros medallist trio of Claire Cashmore, Amy Marren and Stephanie Millward heading out against Spain’s 50m freestyle world and European champion Sarai Gascon.
Jessica-Jane Applegate will represent the hosts in the women’s S14 races, setting her sights on defending her 200m freestyle world title in 2015.
Rivard, 18, a rising star of the Canadian team having won a silver medal at London 2012, followed that up a year later with five podiums at the 2013 World Championships.
Singaporean women’s 50m freestyle S3 world champion Yip Pin Xiu is also a face to look out for, continuing to represent her country on the global stage after winning their first ever Paralympic gold medal at Beijing 2008.
Heats get underway every day at 09:00 local time, with the finals beginning at 17:00.