Glasgow named as hosts of 2013 Duel

24th October 2013

British swimmers will lead a team of European Allstars as they go head-to-head with world number one swimming nation the USA at the Duel in the Pool in Glasgow in December 2013.

The biennial Duel in the Pool is a USA Swimming event designed to showcase the sport’s most exciting swimmers and will be co-hosted this year by British Swimming, Glasgow Life on behalf of Glasgow City Council and EventScotland.

I watched Duel in the Pool four years ago and I’m thrilled to be part of the team this time around.

Duel in the Pool 2013 will be held at Tollcross International Swimming Centre, home to the 2014 Commonwealth Games swimming events, on 20 - 21 December and provides a unique opportunity for fans to see the world’s greatest swimmers battle for supremacy in the pool.

Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson is one of those who will lead the European challenge and he is looking forward to performing in front of a home crowd.

“I watched Duel in the Pool four years ago when it was in Manchester and it looked like a great event so I’m thrilled to be part of the team this time around,” said Jamieson.

“For me it will be special as it’s being held in my home town of Glasgow and it will be a great opportunity to try the newly refurbished pool ahead of the Commonwealth Games next year.

“There’s no doubt it will be a very tough event as the USA are the strongest nation in world swimming but with an impressive European team and with the backing of a passionate home crowd behind us we hope to push them all the way.”