European Short Course Swimming Championships

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.

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

HistoryEdit

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.

EditionsEdit

Sprint championships

Number Year Host City Country Dates Events Winner of the medal table Second in the medal table Third in the medal table
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

Number Year Host City Country Dates Events Winner of the medal table Second in the medal table Third in the medal table
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 Antwerpen   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

Medal table (1991–2019)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Germany (GER)141136111388
2  Russia (RUS)897678243
3  Sweden (SWE)776543185
4  Netherlands (NED)764746169
5  Italy (ITA)686875211
6  Hungary (HUN)653930134
7  France (FRA)494446139
8  Great Britain (GBR)447182197
9  Ukraine (UKR)39322899
10  Poland (POL)33292587
11  Denmark (DEN)21383695
12  Spain (ESP)20252570
13  Slovakia (SVK)197733
14  Slovenia (SLO)18172257
15  Finland (FIN)15131745
16  Croatia (CRO)12151239
17  Austria (AUT)11161340
18  Czech Republic (CZE)11141944
19  Lithuania (LTU)78823
20  Serbia/  Serbia and Montenegro64414
21  Iceland (ISL)62412
22  Belarus (BLR)592337
23   Switzerland (SUI)47819
24  Norway (NOR)391628
25  Belgium (BEL)37818
26  Soviet Union3227
27  Greece (GRE)23813
28  Bulgaria (BUL)1034
29  Estonia (EST)06612
30  Israel (ISR)051116
31  Romania (ROU)03710
32  Turkey (TUR)0235
33  Ireland (IRL)0189
34  Portugal (POR)0134
35  Faroe Islands (FRO)0101
36  Liechtenstein (LIE)0011
Totals (36 nations)8488228382508

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.)