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Glasgow International

Dates:
Friday 25th May – Sunday 27th May 2018
Venue: Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
Pool: 10 lane x 50 metre, with separate 4 lane x 25 metre training pool
Meet Promoter: City of Glasgow Swim Team (COGST)

Full Programme of Events
Fastest Heats in morning
Slower Heats in afternoon
Evening ‘A’, ‘B’ & Junior Finals

Prize Money for:
Top Performance of the Meet
Top 3 in each open event
Top junior in each event

Host Venue for:
2018 European Championships
2019 European Short Course Champs

OUR MISSION
To deliver an annual international standard open long course swimming competition that is ideally placed in the UK and European calendar and attractive to regional, national and overseas athletes/clubs/teams. To showcase Glasgow as a city of sport, culture and education, with world-class swimming facilities and a club based training environment that supports a nation-leading programme.

OUR TEAM
City of Glasgow Swim Team will be the host and meet promoter, working in close partnership with and support from Glasgow Life, Scottish Swimming, SASA West District and relevant event sponsors. An organising committee consisting of representatives from these groups will meet regularly to ensure successful delivery of the mission and associated objectives.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Put competitors (and their clubs/teams) first – this meet’s primary purpose is for them to perform to their best. Do everything we can to ensure the athlete experience is world-class.
  2. Deliver a great event that athletes from Scotland, the UK and around the world want to come back to year after year.
  3. Put/keep Glasgow on the international swimming map – meets, venues, programmes, culture.
  4. Event management, organisation, safety and security are of the highest standard given the resources available.
  5. The profile of Glasgow as a place to live, study, work and swim is raised.
  6. There is an opportunity for volunteer support and engagement.
  7. Be spectator and athlete/team staff friendly.

KEYS TO SUCCESS

  1. Entry capacity is met with athletes/teams/clubs from Scotland, the UK and overseas in attendance.
  2. World-class swimming performances are produced and significant prize money available.
  3. The event is attractive to spectators, media outlets and sponsors.
  4. Volunteers in the club and local community are engaged, developed and increased in number.
  5. The sport of swimming wins through increased coverage and profile, and from young athletes becoming inspired by meeting and competing with their international heroes.
  6. Attendees enjoy visiting Glasgow and find the meet organisers welcoming, friendly and helpful.
  7. Working partnerships between the hosts and key stakeholders are strengthened.
  8. All volunteers and workers feel valued and part of a team that delivered something special.
  9. The event is successfully promoted and marketed.