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.

History[edit]

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]

In 2012, the meet expanded to 40 events: 19 for men, 19 for women, and two mixed. Of each 19, 17 are individual and 2 are relays.

Editions[edit]

Sprint championships

Year Host City Country Date Winner of the medal table Second in the medal table Third in the medal table
1991 Gelsenkirchen  Germany 6–8 December  Germany  Soviet Union  Sweden
1992 Espoo  Finland 21–22 December  Germany  Sweden  Finland
1993 Gateshead  United Kingdom 11–13 November  Germany  Sweden  Great Britain
1994 Stavanger  Norway 3–4 December  Germany  Sweden  Netherlands

Short Course championships

Year Host City Country Date Winner of the medal table Second in the medal table Third in the medal table
1996 Rostock  Germany 13–15 December  Germany  Great Britain  Netherlands
1998 Sheffield  United Kingdom 11–13 December  Germany  Great Britain  Netherlands
1999 Lisbon  Portugal 9–12 December  Sweden  Germany  Ukraine
2000 Valencia  Spain 14–17 December  Sweden  Italy  Germany
2001 Antwerpen  Belgium 13–16 December  Germany  Sweden  Ukraine
2002 Riesa  Germany 12–15 December  Germany  Italy  Sweden
2003 Dublin  Ireland 11–14 December  Germany  Great Britain  Netherlands
2004 Vienna  Austria 9–12 December  Germany  Russia  Great Britain
2005 Trieste  Italy 8–11 December  Germany  Poland  Netherlands
2006 Helsinki  Finland 7–10 December  Germany  France  Italy
2007 Debrecen  Hungary 13–16 December  Germany  Russia  France
2008 Rijeka  Croatia 11–14 December  Russia  France  Italy
2009 Istanbul  Turkey 10–13 December  Netherlands  Russia  France
2010 Eindhoven  Netherlands 25–28 November  Germany  Netherlands  Hungary
2011 Szczecin  Poland 8–11 December  Germany  Denmark  Spain
2012 Chartres  France 22–25 November  France  Denmark  Hungary
2013 Herning  Denmark 12–15 December  Russia  Hungary  Denmark
2015 Netanya  Israel 2–6 December  Hungary  Italy  Germany
2017 Copenhagen  Denmark 13-17 December TBD TBD TBD

Medal table (1991–2015)[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 137 128 108 373
2  Sweden 74 61 42 177
3  Russia 67 66 70 203
4  Netherlands 66 43 39 148
5  Italy 56 55 61 172
6  Hungary 53 32 25 110
7  France 46 37 39 122
8  Great Britain 40 66 74 180
9  Ukraine 38 29 28 95
10  Poland 31 26 22 79
11  Denmark 21 35 27 83
12  Spain 19 25 24 68
13  Slovakia 19 7 7 33
14  Slovenia 18 17 22 57
15  Finland 15 11 15 41
16  Croatia 12 15 12 39
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 4 12
21  Belarus 4 7 21 32
22   Switzerland 4 6 8 18
23  Norway 3 7 12 22
24  Belgium 3 6 7 16
25  Soviet Union 3 2 2 7
26  Lithuania 2 8 7 17
27  Bulgaria 1 0 3 4
28  Estonia 0 6 6 12
29  Israel 0 5 11 16
30  Romania 0 3 5 8
31  Greece 0 1 6 7
 Ireland 0 1 6 7
33  Portugal 0 1 3 4
34  Turkey 0 1 2 3
35  Faroe Islands 0 1 0 1
Total 766 744 753 2266

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.)