Famous Faces at Tollcross

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Famous Faces at Tollcross

  • Ellie Simmonds and Andrew Mullen in Tollcross Pool
Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds calls for home crowd to support British swimmers at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships
Earlier this week, Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds and European champion Andrew Mullen visited Tollcross pool to launch tickets for the biggest para-sport event since London 2012.

The IPC World Swimming Championships, which are staged every two years, are the biggest event on the calendar for para-swimming outside of the Paralympic Games and will see the world’s best male and female para-swimmers – including Ellie and Andrew - in action.

This year, the event will be held at Tollcross, Glasgow in July. Tickets are on general public sale now via www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Glasgow2015 priced at just £10/£15 for Adults for Heats/Finals, while all Under-16s go free (t&c’s apply). 

Event organisers expect families to pack Tollcross to the rafters to ensure a repeat of the amazing support witnessed at the venue during Glasgow 2014.

Ellie Simmonds, who has won 13 World titles and 10 European titles, as well as having 10 World Records to her name, is looking forward to competing at Tollcross – the scene of the hugely successful Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

She said: “I’m so excited about the home World Championships. Home support was so important during the London 2012 Paralympics and I really love it when the crowd cheer us on. I hope that we get big audiences so we can show them how brilliant our sport is."

“The world’s best will be coming to Glasgow for this competition and it would be great if we could make the first British-held World Championships the best one yet."

Glasgow-born European record holder Andrew Mullen is looking to continue his form from this summer’s European Championships where he won four Golds and two Silver medals. He also hopes that competing in Glasgow will work to his advantage.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to competing in front of a home crowd here at Tollcross. I’ve was born here so I know how passionate the Glasgow residents are about sport. 
“I saw how great the support was for swimming during the Commonwealth Games and I really hope that we get the same support in July. I was really proud of my city this summer. The Games were great and I know that the World Championships will be just as exciting.”

Across seven days of breath-taking competition there will be 172 medals up for grabs with athletes competing in Freestyle, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Individual Medley, Freestyle Relay and Medley Relay across 14 different classes, with distances ranging from 50m-400m.

Tickets are now available via www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Glasgow2015 

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