LEN European Aquatics Championships

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European Aquatics Championships
Statusactive
Genresporting event
Date(s)mid-year
Frequencybiennial
Countryvarying
Inaugurated1926 (1926)

The European Aquatics Championships is the continental Aquatics championship for Europe, which is organised by LEN—the governing body for aquatics in Europe. The Championships are currently held every two years (in even years); and since 1999, they have included 4 aquatics disciplines: Swimming (long course/50m pool), Diving, Synchronised swimming and Open water swimming. Prior to 1999, the championships also included Water polo, which beginning in 1999 LEN split-off into a separate championships. The open water events are not held during the Olympic year.

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The Championships are generally held over a two-week time-period in mid-to-late Summer; however, in the most recent Summer Olympics years (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020), the Championships were moved to the Spring to be moved away from the Summer Olympic Games.

The swimming portion of these championships is considered one of the pre-eminent swimming competitions in the world. Note however that LEN also conducts an annual short-course (25 meters) swimming championship, which is a completely separate and a completely distinct event (typically held in early December).

Championships

Historically, the Championships were first held in 1926, and included water polo prior to 1999 when the discipline was moved to the European Water Polo Championship. From 1973-1999 Europeans were held in years without a Summer Olympics or World Championships, save 1979 (1973 being the inception year of the World Championships; and 1999 being the last year before Worlds moved from even-years between Summer Olympics to every-odd year beginning in 2001). Women were first allowed to participate at the second Championships in 1927 [1]

NumberYearHost cityCountryEventsDates1st Medal Table2nd Medal Table3rd Medal Table
1 1926 Budapest Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946).svg  Hungary 918–22 August 1926Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946).svg  Hungary
2 1927 Bologna Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Italy 1631 August – 4 September 1927Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
3 1931 Paris Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg  France 1623–30 August 1931Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946).svg  Hungary Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
4 1934 Magdeburg Flag of Germany (1933-1935).svg  Germany 1612–19 August 1934Flag of Germany (1933-1935).svg  Germany Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946).svg  Hungary
5 1938 London Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 166–13 August 1938 Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg Germany Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
6 1947 Monte Carlo Flag of Monaco.svg  Monaco 1610–14 September 1947Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg  France Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg  Hungary
7 1950 Vienna Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 1620–27 August 1950Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg  France Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
8 1954 Turin Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1831 August – 5 September 1954Flag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg  Hungary Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union Flag of Germany.svg  East Germany
9 1958 Budapest Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 2031 August – 6 September 1958Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
10 1962 Leipzig Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 2318–25 August 1962Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
11 1966 Utrecht Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 2320–27 August 1966Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
12 1970 Barcelona Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain 345–13 September 1970Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
13 1974 Vienna Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 3718–25 August 1974Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
14 1977 Jönköping Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 3714–21 August 1977Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
15 1981 Split Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 374–12 September 1981Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
16 1983 Rome Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 3822–27 August 1983Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
17 1985 Sofia
Oslo
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Bulgaria
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
394–11 August 1985
12–18 August 1985
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
18 1987 Strasbourg Flag of France.svg  France 4116–23 August 1987Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
19 1989 Bonn Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 4315–20 August 1989Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of France.svg  France
20 1991 Athens
Terracina
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
4718–25 August 1991
14–15 September 1991
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
21 1993 Sheffield
Slapy
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
473–8 August 1993
28–29 August 1993
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
22 1995 Vienna Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 4722–27 August 1995Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
23 1997 Seville Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 5119–24 August 1997Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
24 1999 Istanbul Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 5526 July – 1 August 1999Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
25 2000 Helsinki Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 553–9 July 2000Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
26 2002 Berlin Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 5729 July – 4 August 2002Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
27 2004 Madrid Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 585–16 May 2004Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg  Italy
28 2006 Budapest Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 5826 July – 6 August 2006Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of France.svg  France
29 2008 Eindhoven Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 5413–24 March 2008Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of France.svg  France
30 2010 Budapest Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 614–15 August 2010Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of France.svg  France
31 2012 Debrecen
Eindhoven
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
5515–27 May 2012Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
32 2014 Berlin Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 6413–24 August 2014Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
33 2016 London Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 649–22 May 2016Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
34 2018 [lower-alpha 1] Glasgow
Edinburgh
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 722–12 August 2018Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
35 2021 Budapest Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 7310–23 May 2021Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
36 2022 Rome Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 11–21 August 2022

Medal table (1926–2021)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 19711687400
2Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 165157123445
3Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 14311568326
4Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 1179978294
5Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 102123178403
6Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 99108125332
7Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 978779263
8Flag of France.svg  France 889082260
9Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 839784264
10Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 637469206
11Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 566466186
12Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 413349123
13Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 315450135
14Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 29213282
15Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 18182157
16Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 1371232
17Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 12171948
18Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 9253266
19Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 8102240
20Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 68519
21Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 5101732
22Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 561627
23Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 481729
24Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 46111
25Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 4105
26Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 401519
27Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 311216
28Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 2141329
29Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 27716
30Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 251118
31Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 251017
32Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 25714
33Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 24915
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 24915
35Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands 0303
36Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 0213
37Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 0112
38Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 0101
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  FR Yugoslavia 0101
40Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 0011
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 0011
Totals (41 nations)1420141714194256

Note: The table includes medals won in swimming (since 1926), diving (since 1926), synchronized swimming (since 1974), open water swimming (since 1991) and water polo since 1926 until and including 1997 when the discipline was part of the event. From 1999 the water polo event was separated and got its own independent tournament as European Water Polo Championship.

As of 2018, Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Georgia, Gibraltar, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino have yet to win a medal.

Multiple medalists in swimming (long course)

  Still active

Update after the 2020 European Aquatics Championships. [2] [3]

Championships records

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References

  1. European Championships, 17 April 2011
  2. "EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS AQUATIC FINALISTS 1926 – 2016 – by Kelvin Juba" (PDF). len.eu. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  3. "Female swimmer with the most medals in the history of Euro Aquatics Championships". Swimming Stats. Retrieved 23 May 2021.