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. It was formally organized in 1927 in Bologna, Italy, 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. 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:
- European Aquatics Championships (held in even years; includes swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and open water swimming)
- European Water Polo Championship (run every second year)
- European Short Course Swimming Championships (run every year, from 2015 run every second year)
- European Masters Swimming Championships (run every odd year until 2013 and every even year from 2016)
- European Open Water Championships (2016) (run every second year)
- European Junior Swimming Championships (run every year)
LEN also runs various Cups in swimming and water polo as well as meets for junior swimmers.
The following national federations are part of LEN:
LEN European Water Polo Players of the Year
2008: Peter Biros (Hungary)
2008: Danielle De Bruijn (Netherlands)
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