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Ligue Européenne de Natation or LEN (trans: European Swimming League) is the European governing body for aquatic sports affiliated to FINA—it is the Continental Association for Europe.[1] It was formally organized in 1927 in Bologna, Italy,[2] and since 2015 is headquartered in Nyon.

LEN comprises 52 national swimming federations in Europe, and includes Israel which for Olympic-sport purposes is grouped with Europe.[3] LEN is overseen by an elected Bureau (board) composed of Members representing 17 different Federations. LEN oversees aquatic sports in Europe: diving, swimming, open water swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo.


LEN runs various competitions within Europe, these are:

LEN also runs various Cups in swimming and water polo as well as meets for junior swimmers.

Member federations[edit]

The following national federations are part of LEN:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ About LEN page from the LEN website (http://len.eu); retrieved 2012-03-05.
  2. ^ History of LEN page of the LEN website; retrieved 2012-03-05.
  3. ^ member list of the European Olympic Committees (EOC); retrieved 2012-03-05.
  4. ^ (Danish) Historien "History" page from the Danish Swimming Union's website (www.svoem.dk); retrieved 2012-03-05.
  5. ^ "Kosovo Swimming Federation admitted into FINA". Tanjug. 
  6. ^ "Nuoto: Kosovo aderisce a Fina".