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British Para-Swimming International Meet 2014

Live video stream, live scoreboard, start lists and results from the 2014 British Gas International Meet in Glasgow’s Tollcross International Swimming Centre from 18 - 21 April.

Start Lists and Results


Live Stream

Live Stream times for BPSIM 2014

The International Meet - formerly known as the British International Disability Swimming Championships - is one of the largest open competitions for Para-Swimming in the world and attracted more than 300 international swimmers from 40 countries in 2013.

We will be live streaming every session from Glasgow for free at the top of this page. Check out the start times of the stream in the image above.

British athletes will be aiming to secure qualification times for selection to the British Gas GBR Para-Swimming Team bound for the 2014 IPC European Championships in Eindhoven.

  • Click here to view the qualification times for the British athletes and who has made the cut.


Click on the day below to view which races will be taking place with heats in the morning session and finals in the evening. Please note the schedule is subject to change.

Day One - Friday 18 April (Heats 9am, Finals 5pm)

  • Women's 100m Freestyle
  • Men's 100m Freestyle
  • Women's 100m Breaststroke
  • Men's 100m Breaststroke
  • Women's 50m Breaststroke
  • Men's 50m Breaststroke

Day Two - Saturday 19 April (Heats 9am, Finals 5pm)

  • Women's 50m Freestyle
  • Men's 50m Freestyle
  • Women's 200m Individual Medley
  • Men's 200m Individual Medley
  • Women's 150m Individual Medley
  • Men's 150 Individual Medley

Day Three - Sunday 20 April (Heats 9am, Finals 5pm)

  • Women's 100m Backstroke
  • Men's 100m Backstroke
  • Women's 100m Butterfly
  • Men's 100m Butterfly
  • Women's 50m Butterfly
  • Men's 50m Butterfly

Day Four - Monday 21 April (Heats 9am, Finals 4pm)

  • Women's 200m Freestyle
  • Men's 200m Freestyle
  • Women's 400m Freestyle
  • Men's 400m Freestyle
  • Women's 50m Backstroke
  • Men's 50m Backstroke

Ones To Watch

Simply select the name of your favourite swimmer from the drop down menu below to find out more about them.

Click here for a draft programme for the event to see a full list of competitors in action.

Name: Ellie Simmonds

Date of birth: 11th November 1994

Training Base: Loughborough University

Coach: Steve Bailey

Ellie is one of the most famous sports stars in the UK, having dominated national headlines with her performances at both the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games in Beijing and London respectively. She won gold medals in both the S6 400m Freestyle and SM6 200m Individual Medley at London 2012, breaking the world record in both events, as well as claiming 100m Freestyle silver and 50m Freestyle bronze.

Despite taking a well-earned break from swimming in the months after the Paralympics, Simmonds impressed again at last season’s IPC World Championships in Montreal, winning three golds (100m Free, 400m Free, 200m IM) and a bronze (50m Free). In March 2014, she was named the 11th most influential woman in British sport by the Guardian newspaper.

Look out for Ellie in: 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Individual Medley.

Name: Jessica-Jane Applegate

Date of birth: 22nd August 1996

Training Base: City of Norwich SC

Coach: Alex Pinniger

Despite only turning 17 last year, Jessica-Jane Applegate has already established herself as one of the top S14 competitors in world Para-Swimming. After setting the third fastest time in the world over 200m Freestyle in 2011, she made an immediate impact on her international debut at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, winning 200m Freestyle gold in front of her home crowd.

She continued to improve in 2013, winning 200m Freestyle gold at the IPC World Championships in Montreal as well as 200m Individual Medley silver and 100m Backstroke bronze.

Look out for Jessica-Jane in: 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 200m Individual Medley.

Name: Amy Marren

Date of birth: 14th August 1998

Training Base: Romford Town

Coach: Gary Rogers

Amy Marren is another of the young stars of the British Gas GBR Para-Swimming team, having made her international debut at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Having just turned 14, the S9 swimmer served notice of her potential with a fourth place finish in the 400m Freestyle and a fifth place in the 100m Backstroke.

Last season, Marren truly established herself as an international star, dominating the world rankings throughout the year then claiming two individual golds (100m Fly, 200m IM), two relay golds and two individual silvers (100m Free, 100m Back) on her IPC World Championship debut in Montreal.

Look out for Amy in: 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke, 100m Butterfly, 200m Individual Medley.

Name: Stephanie Millward

Date of birth: 20th September 1981

Training Base: Corsham ASC

Coach: Martin Mosey

Steph Millward is one of the most experienced Para-Swimmers in Great Britain, having won medals at Paralympic, World, European and Commonwealth level. Her first international Para-Swimming event was the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games where her best finish was fourth in the S9 100m Backstroke.

Since Beijing, Millward has won at least three medals at every international at which she has competed.

Memorable results include a five gold haul at the 2009 IPC European Championships, her first Paralympic medals with four silvers and a bronze at London 2012, and her first IPC World Championship titles with four golds and a silver in Montreal last summer.

Look out for Steph in: 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 200m Individual Medley.

Name: Hannah Russell

Date of birth: 5th August 1996

Training Base: Kelly College

Coach: Robin Brew

At just 17-years old, Hannah Russell is already Great Britain’s leading visually impaired swimmer with Paralympic, World and European medals to her name. Competing in the S12 classification, Russell made her international debut at the 2011 IPC European Championships in Berlin, impressing to win 100m Backstroke silver and 100m Butterfly bronze and setting British records in all five of her events.

The following season, Russell improved to win three medals at London 2012 – 400m Freestyle silver and bronzes in the 100m Back and 100m Fly.

The teenager reached the top of the podium for the first time at the IPC World Championships in Montreal last year, claiming 100m Backstroke gold alongside three silvers (50m Free, 100m Free, 100m Fly) and a bronze (400m Free).

Look out for Hannah in: 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly, 200m Individual Medley.

Name: Josef Craig

Date of birth: 17th February 1997

Training Base: South Tyneside Swim Team

Coach: Paul Robinson

Josef Craig is one of the most well-known Para-Swimmers in Great Britain, having received national recognition by being named the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2012.

It was a deserved accolade for Craig who smashed the S7 400m Freestyle world record in both heats and finals on his Paralympic debut at London 2012 to become the British team’s youngest gold medallist at the Games at just 15.

Last season, Craig proved he was no flash in the pan by adding IPC World Championship titles over 100m and 400m Freestyle as well as winning 50m Freestyle silver in Montreal.

Look out for Josef in: 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly.

Name: Jonathan Fox

Date of birth: 30th May 1991

Training Base: Manchester Aquatics

Coach: Mark Rose

Despite being 22-years old, Jon Fox has already amassed a wealth of international experience from two Paralympics, three IPC World Championships and two IPC European Championships.

What’s more, the S7 swimmer has won gold medals at all three levels, dominating the Europeans with three titles in both 2009 and 2011, sealing World 100m Backstroke gold in 2010 and 2013 and competing his set with Paralympic gold – also in the 100m Back – at London 2012.

While Fox has dominated the 100m Back in recent years, he is no slouch over 400m Free and will be aiming to defend his European title against teammate Josef Craig in Eindhoven this year.

Look out for Jon in: 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke.

Name: Oliver Hynd

Date of birth: 27th October 1994

Training Base: Nova Centurion

Coach: Glenn Smith

Oliver Hynd has taken international Para-Swimming in his stride since making his debut at the 2011 IPC European Championships in Berlin. The S8 swimmer was one of the stars of the British team in Germany that year, collecting 200m Individual Medley gold, 400m Freestyle silver and 100m Backstroke bronze.

A year on, Hynd secured the exact same results on his Paralympic debut at London 2012, following in the footsteps of his older brother Sam who had won Paralympic gold on his debut four years earlier.

Last season was Hynd’s best yet as he set personal bests in all three of his events at the IPC World Championships in Montreal, claiming gold over 400m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley and bronze in the 100m Backstroke.

Look out for Oliver in: 400m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 200m Individual Medley.

Name: Jessica Long

Date of birth: 29th February 1992

Training Base: North Baltimore Aquatics

Coach: Bob Bowman

Jessica Long is one of the most famous faces of the Paralympic movement, having won 12 gold medals in the S8 classification across the past three Paralympic Games. She made her Paralympic debut at just 12-years old at Athens 2004 but took the event by storm with individual titles in the 100m and 400m Freestyle as well as a relay gold with her American teammates.

She has dominated the S8 classification since then, winning nine golds at the 2006 IPC World Championships, four golds at the Beijing 2008 Paralympics, seven golds at the 2010 World Champs and five golds at London 2012.

At last year’s World Champs in Montreal, she added another three titles to her collection with victories over 400m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly and 200m Individual Medley.

Look out for Jessica in: 100m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 200m Individual Medley.

Name: Summer Mortimer

Date of birth: 22nd April 1993

Training Base: Ducks Swimming, Ontario

Coach: Reg Chappell

Summer Mortimer competed at the Canadian Olympic trials in 2008 before damaging her feet in a trampolining accident. She retrained as a Para-Swimmer and burst on to the international scene in 2010, winning four golds and setting five world records in the S10 classification at the IPC World Championships in Eindhoven.

As a 19-year old, she won two golds (50m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke), a silver (200m Individual Medley) and a bronze (100m Freestyle) on her Paralympic debut at London 2012. Mortimer’s four medals were the most of any Canadian athlete at either the Olympics or Paralympics that year.

She took time out after London 2012 and will compete internationally for the Netherlands this season, having switched nationality at the end of 2013.

Look out for Summer in: 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke.


If you're intrigued by disability swimming and fancy learning more about the sport, check out these useful links:

  • Contact Information - head to the event calendar page on Swimming.org for forms and contact information if you have any queries or questions about the British International Para-Swimming Championships 2014.
  • Go Swimming! - swimming is a fantastic activity for people with disabilities or special needs, whatever their age, and is the most popular participation sport for people with a disability. Find out more about lessons and pool facilities and read some good ideas for what to do if you're taking your disabled child to the pool.
  • 'Charlotte's Web' and 'From Russell With Love' blogs  - take a look at entertaining and insightful blogs from Paralympic medallists Charlotte Henshaw and Hannah Russell.
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