European Short Course Swimming Championships

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The European Short Course Swimming Championships (or "Short Course Europeans" or "European 25m Championships") are an annual swimming meet, organized by LEN. The meet features swimmers from Europe, competing in events in a short course (25-meter) pool. The meet has traditionally been held in the beginning of December.

The Championships were first held in 1996, and were preceded by the "European Sprint Swimming Championships" which were held from 1991–1994. The Sprint meet featured 14 events: the 50s of the strokes, the 100 Individual Medley, and 4x50 relays (free and medley). In 1996, the meet expanded to 38 events, adding the 100s and 200s of stroke, the 400 and 800/1500 frees, and the 200 and 400 IMs; and the name was changed to "Short Course". LEN also started numbering the championships again, such that 2011's meet was the 15th edition.[1]

The meet features 38 events: 19 for males, 19 for females. Of each 19, 17 are individual and 2 are relays.

The Championships was postponed from December 2014 to January 2015. The tender for accommodation opened from new.

Editions[edit]

Sprint championships

Year Host City Country Date
1991 Gelsenkirchen  Germany 6–8 December
1992 Espoo  Finland 21–22 December
1993 Gateshead  United Kingdom 11–13 November
1994 Stavanger  Norway 3–4 December

Short Course championships

Year Host City Country Date
1996 Rostock  Germany 13–15 December
1998 Sheffield  United Kingdom 11–13 December
1999 Lisbon  Portugal 9–12 December
2000 Valencia  Spain 14–17 December
2001 Antwerpen  Belgium 13–16 December
2002 Riesa  Germany 12–15 December
2003 Dublin  Ireland 11–14 December
2004 Vienna  Austria 9–12 December
2005 Trieste  Italy 8–11 December
2006 Helsinki  Finland 7–10 December
2007 Debrecen  Hungary 13–16 December
2008 Rijeka  Croatia 11–14 December
2009 Istanbul  Turkey 10–13 December
2010 Eindhoven  Netherlands 25–28 November
2011 Szczecin  Poland 8–11 December
2012 Chartres  France 22–25 November
2013 Herning  Denmark 12–15 December
2015 Netanya  Israel 2-6 December

Medal table (1991–2013)[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 133 126 107 366
2  Sweden 71 59 40 170
3  Russia/ Soviet Union 67 61 65 193
4  Netherlands 64 40 35 139
5  Italy 49 50 56 155
6  France 46 36 38 120
7  Hungary 42 29 24 95
8  Great Britain 38 59 72 169
9  Ukraine 37 29 28 94
10  Poland 28 24 20 72
11  Denmark 21 32 26 79
12  Spain 19 25 24 68
13  Slovakia 19 7 7 33
14  Slovenia 17 17 22 56
15  Finland 13 11 15 39
16  Croatia 12 15 11 38
17  Austria 11 16 13 40
18  Czech Republic 11 14 19 44
19  Serbia/ Serbia and Montenegro 6 4 3 13
20  Iceland 6 2 2 10
21  Belarus 4 6 18 28
22   Switzerland 4 6 8 18
23  Norway 3 7 11 21
24  Lithuania 2 8 6 16
25  Belgium 2 3 6 11
26  Bulgaria 1 0 3 4
27  Estonia 0 6 6 12
28  Israel 0 3 10 13
29  Romania 0 3 5 8
30  Greece 0 1 5 6
 Ireland 0 1 5 6
32  Portugal 0 1 2 3
33  Faroe Islands 0 1 0 1
 Turkey 0 1 0 1
Total 726 703 712 2140

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The most successful European short course swimmers. Press release published by LEN on 2012-12-07, retrieved 2012-03-20. (Note: The release was before the start of the 2011 meet, and references tallies for the 14 previous editions.)