European Short Course Swimming Championships

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European Short Course Swimming Championships
Status active
Genre sports event
Date(s) varying
Frequency annual
Location(s) various
Inaugurated 1991 (1991)
Organised by LEN

The European Short Course Swimming Championships (variously referred to informally as the "Short Course Europeans" or "European 25m Championships") are a 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. Annual until 2013, the event now occurs in odd years.

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

Number Year Host City Country Date Winner of the medal table Second in the medal table Third in the medal table
1 1991 Gelsenkirchen  Germany 6–8 December  Germany  Soviet Union  Sweden
2 1992 Espoo  Finland 21–22 December  Germany  Sweden  Finland
3 1993 Gateshead  Great Britain 11–13 November  Germany  Sweden  Great Britain
4 1994 Stavanger  Norway 3–4 December  Germany  Sweden  Netherlands

Short Course championships

Number Year Host City Country Date Winner of the medal table Second in the medal table Third in the medal table
1 1996 Rostock  Germany 13–15 December  Germany  Great Britain  Netherlands
2 1998 Sheffield  Great Britain 11–13 December  Germany  Great Britain  Netherlands
3 1999 Lisbon  Portugal 9–12 December  Sweden  Germany  Ukraine
4 2000 Valencia  Spain 14–17 December  Sweden  Italy  Germany
5 2001 Antwerpen  Belgium 13–16 December  Germany  Sweden  Ukraine
6 2002 Riesa  Germany 12–15 December  Germany  Italy  Sweden
7 2003 Dublin  Ireland 11–14 December  Germany  Great Britain  Netherlands
8 2004 Vienna  Austria 9–12 December  Germany  Russia  Great Britain
9 2005 Trieste  Italy 8–11 December  Germany  Poland  Netherlands
10 2006 Helsinki  Finland 7–10 December  Germany  France  Italy
11 2007 Debrecen  Hungary 13–16 December  Germany  Russia  France
12 2008 Rijeka  Croatia 11–14 December  Russia  France  Italy
13 2009 Istanbul  Turkey 10–13 December  Netherlands  Russia  France
14 2010 Eindhoven  Netherlands 25–28 November  Germany  Netherlands  Hungary
15 2011 Szczecin  Poland 8–11 December  Germany  Denmark  Spain
16 2012 Chartres  France 22–25 November  France  Denmark  Hungary
17 2013 Herning  Denmark 12–15 December  Russia  Hungary  Denmark
18 2015 Netanya  Israel 2–6 December  Hungary  Italy  Germany
19 2017 Copenhagen  Denmark 13–17 December  Russia  Hungary  Italy
20 2019 Glasgow  Great Britain TBD TBD TBD TBD

Medal table (1991–2017)[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 140 131 109 380
2  Sweden 77 64 43 184
3  Russia 76 71 74 221
4  Netherlands 71 46 42 159
5  Italy 61 62 66 189
6  Hungary 61 35 27 123
7  France 47 39 44 130
8  Great Britain 41 67 78 186
9  Ukraine 39 31 28 98
10  Poland 31 28 23 82
11  Denmark 21 38 31 90
12  Spain 20 25 25 70
13  Slovakia 19 7 7 33
14  Slovenia 18 17 22 57
15  Finland 15 13 15 43
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 4 14
20  Iceland 6 2 4 12
21  Lithuania 5 8 8 21
22  Belarus 4 8 22 34
23   Switzerland 4 6 8 18
24  Norway 3 7 16 26
25  Belgium 3 7 8 18
26  Soviet Union 3 2 2 7
27  Bulgaria 1 0 3 4
28  Estonia 0 6 6 12
29  Israel 0 5 11 16
30  Romania 0 3 6 9
 Greece 0 3 6 9
32  Ireland 0 1 6 7
33  Portugal 0 1 3 4
34  Turkey 0 1 2 3
35  Faroe Islands 0 1 0 1
36  Liechtenstein 0 0 1 1
Total 806 784 794 2384

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.)