European Short Course Swimming Championships

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European Short Course Swimming Championships
Statusactive
Genresports event
Date(s)varying
Frequencyannual
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1991 (1991)
Organised byLEN

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 4–7 December TBD TBD TBD

Medal table (1991–2017)[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Germany (GER)140131109380
2 Sweden (SWE)776443184
3 Russia (RUS)767174221
4 Netherlands (NED)714642159
5 Italy (ITA)616266189
6 Hungary (HUN)613527123
7 France (FRA)473944130
8 Great Britain (GBR)416778186
9 Ukraine (UKR)39312898
10 Poland (POL)31282382
11 Denmark (DEN)21383190
12 Spain (ESP)20252570
13 Slovakia (SVK)197733
14 Slovenia (SLO)18172257
15 Finland (FIN)15131543
16 Croatia (CRO)12151239
17 Austria (AUT)11161340
18 Czech Republic (CZE)11141944
19 Serbia/ Serbia and Montenegro64414
20 Iceland (ISL)62412
21 Lithuania (LTU)58821
22 Belarus (BLR)482234
23  Switzerland (SUI)46818
24 Norway (NOR)371626
25 Belgium (BEL)37818
26 Soviet Union3227
27 Bulgaria (BUL)1034
28 Estonia (EST)06612
29 Israel (ISR)051116
30 Greece (GRE)0369
 Romania (ROU)0369
32 Ireland (IRL)0167
33 Portugal (POR)0134
34 Turkey (TUR)0123
35 Faroe Islands (FRO)0101
36 Liechtenstein (LIE)0011
Totals (36 nations)8067847942384

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.)