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]

Number Year Host City Country Dates Events Winner of the medal table Second in the medal table Third in the medal table
Sprint Championships
1 1991 Gelsenkirchen  Germany 6–8 December 14  Germany  Soviet Union  Sweden
2 1992 Espoo  Finland 21–22 December 14  Germany  Sweden  Finland
3 1993 Gateshead  Great Britain 11–13 November 20  Germany  Sweden  Great Britain
4 1994 Stavanger  Norway 3–4 December 14  Germany  Sweden  Netherlands
Short Course Championships
1 1996 Rostock  Germany 13–15 December 38  Germany  Great Britain  Netherlands
2 1998 Sheffield  Great Britain 11–13 December 38  Germany  Great Britain  Netherlands
3 1999 Lisbon  Portugal 9–12 December 38  Sweden  Germany  Ukraine
4 2000 Valencia  Spain 14–17 December 38  Sweden  Italy  Germany
5 2001 Antwerp  Belgium 13–16 December 38  Germany  Sweden  Ukraine
6 2002 Riesa  Germany 12–15 December 38  Germany  Italy  Sweden
7 2003 Dublin  Ireland 11–14 December 38  Germany  Great Britain  Netherlands
8 2004 Vienna  Austria 9–12 December 38  Germany  Russia  Great Britain
9 2005 Trieste  Italy 8–11 December 38  Germany  Poland  Netherlands
10 2006 Helsinki  Finland 7–10 December 38  Germany  France  Italy
11 2007 Debrecen  Hungary 13–16 December 38  Germany  Russia  France
12 2008 Rijeka  Croatia 11–14 December 38  Russia  France  Italy
13 2009 Istanbul  Turkey 10–13 December 38  Netherlands  Russia  France
14 2010 Eindhoven  Netherlands 25–28 November 38  Germany  Netherlands  Hungary
15 2011 Szczecin  Poland 8–11 December 38  Germany  Denmark  Spain
16 2012 Chartres  France 22–25 November 40  France  Denmark  Hungary
17 2013 Herning  Denmark 12–15 December 40  Russia  Hungary  Denmark
18 2015 Netanya  Israel 2–6 December 40  Hungary  Italy  Germany
19 2017 Copenhagen  Denmark 13–17 December 40  Russia  Hungary  Italy
20 2019 Glasgow  Great Britain 4–8 December 40  Russia  Italy  Netherlands
21 2021 Kazan  Russia 2–7 November 42  Russia  Netherlands  Italy
22 2023 Bucharest  Romania 42

Medals (1991–2021)[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Germany142137115394
2 Russia1008186267
3 Netherlands845251187
4 Sweden816644191
5 Italy758685246
6 Hungary684031139
7 France494547141
8 Great Britain447182197
9 Ukraine39322899
10 Poland35312995
11 Denmark21393696
12 Spain20252570
13 Slovakia197733
14 Slovenia18172358
15 Finland15131745
16 Croatia12151239
17 Austria11161542
18 Czech Republic11151945
19 Lithuania87823
20 Belarus7112341
21 Serbia*65415
22 Iceland62412
23 Switzerland48820
24 Norway391628
25 Belgium37818
26 Greece351018
27 Soviet Union*3227
28 Israel151117
29 Romania14813
30 Turkey1348
31 Bulgaria1034
32 Estonia07613
33 Ireland0189
34 Portugal0134
35 Faroe Islands0101
36 Liechtenstein0011
Totals (36 entries)8918668792636

Note 1:  Serbia medals Consist of  Serbia and Montenegro medals also.

Note 2:  Soviet Union is a former country.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The most successful European short course swimmers Archived 2012-08-04 at archive.today. 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.)