LEN European Aquatics Championships

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 2022, they have included 5 aquatics disciplines: Swimming (long course/50m pool), Diving, Synchronised swimming, Open water swimming and High diving. 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.

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

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).

ChampionshipsEdit

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]

Number Year Host city Country Events Dates First in the Medal Table Second in the Medal Table Third in the Medal Table
1 1926 Budapest   Hungary 9 18–22 August 1926   Germany   Sweden   Hungary
2 1927 Bologna   Italy 16 31 August – 4 September 1927   Germany   Sweden   Netherlands
3 1931 Paris   France 16 23–30 August 1931   Hungary   Germany   Netherlands
4 1934 Magdeburg   Germany 16 12–19 August 1934   Germany   Netherlands   Hungary
5 1938 London   Great Britain 16 6–13 August 1938   Germany   Denmark   Netherlands
6 1947 Monte Carlo   Monaco 16 10–14 September 1947   France   Denmark   Hungary
7 1950 Vienna   Austria 16 20–27 August 1950   France   Netherlands   West Germany
8 1954 Turin   Italy 18 31 August – 5 September 1954   Hungary   Soviet Union   East Germany
9 1958 Budapest   Hungary 20 31 August – 6 September 1958   Soviet Union   Great Britain   Netherlands
10 1962 Leipzig   East Germany 23 18–25 August 1962   Netherlands   East Germany   Soviet Union
11 1966 Utrecht   Netherlands 23 20–27 August 1966   Soviet Union   East Germany   Netherlands
12 1970 Barcelona   Spain 34 5–13 September 1970   East Germany   Soviet Union   West Germany
13 1974 Vienna   Austria 37 18–25 August 1974   East Germany   West Germany   Great Britain
14 1977 Jönköping   Sweden 37 14–21 August 1977   East Germany   Soviet Union   West Germany
15 1981 Split   Yugoslavia 37 4–12 September 1981   East Germany   Soviet Union   Great Britain
16 1983 Rome   Italy 38 22–27 August 1983   East Germany   Soviet Union   West Germany
17 1985 Sofia
Oslo
  Bulgaria
  Norway
39 4–11 August 1985
12–18 August 1985
  East Germany   Soviet Union   West Germany
18 1987 Strasbourg   France 41 16–23 August 1987   East Germany   Soviet Union   West Germany
19 1989 Bonn   West Germany 43 15–20 August 1989   East Germany   Soviet Union   France
20 1991 Athens
Terracina
  Greece
  Italy
47 18–25 August 1991
14–15 September 1991
  Soviet Union   Germany   Hungary
21 1993 Sheffield
Slapy
  Great Britain
  Czech Republic
47 3–8 August 1993
28–29 August 1993
  Germany   Russia   Hungary
22 1995 Vienna   Austria 47 22–27 August 1995   Russia   Germany   Hungary
23 1997 Seville   Spain 51 19–24 August 1997   Russia   Germany   Hungary
24 1999 Istanbul   Turkey 55 26 July – 1 August 1999   Germany   Russia   Netherlands
25 2000 Helsinki   Finland 55 3–9 July 2000   Russia   Germany   Italy
26 2002 Berlin   Germany 57 29 July – 4 August 2002   Germany   Russia   Italy
27 2004 Madrid   Spain 58 5–16 May 2004   Ukraine   Russia   Italy
28 2006 Budapest   Hungary 58 26 July – 6 August 2006   Russia   Germany   France
29 2008 Eindhoven   Netherlands 54 13–24 March 2008   Russia   Italy   France
30 2010 Budapest   Hungary 61 4–15 August 2010   Russia   Germany   France
31 2012 Debrecen
Eindhoven
  Hungary
  Netherlands
55 15–27 May 2012   Hungary   Germany   Italy
32 2014 Berlin   Germany 64 13–24 August 2014   Great Britain   Russia   Italy
33 2016 London   Great Britain 64 9–22 May 2016   Great Britain   Hungary   Russia
34 2018[a] Glasgow
Edinburgh
  Great Britain 72 2–12 August 2018   Russia   Great Britain   Italy
35 2020 Budapest   Hungary 73 10–23 May 2021   Russia   Great Britain   Italy
36 2022 Rome   Italy 75 11–21 August 2022   Italy   Great Britain   Ukraine

Medal tables (1926–2022)Edit

OverallEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia19711687400
2  Germany171159130460
3  East Germany14311568326
4  Italy127149199475
5  Hungary12210781310
6  Great Britain109116134359
7  Soviet Union978779263
8  France929892282
9  Netherlands889890276
10  Sweden677671214
11  Ukraine667067203
12  West Germany413349123
13  Spain315950140
14  Denmark29223283
15  Poland18192259
16  Finland1381233
17  Romania12263270
18  Austria12192354
19  Greece7112442
20  Norway68519
21  Switzerland5121734
22  Belarus5101732
23  Belgium561627
24  Ireland46111
25  Serbia4116
26  Czech Republic401519
27  Slovakia311418
28  Lithuania351018
29  Israel34916
30  Yugoslavia2141329
31  Croatia27716
32  Czechoslovakia251118
33  Slovenia251017
34  Bulgaria24915
35  Bosnia and Herzegovina1012
36  Faroe Islands0303
37  Iceland0213
38  Portugal0145
39  Estonia0101
  FR Yugoslavia0101
41  Turkey0022
42  Armenia0011
Totals (42 entries)1495149414964485

Note: The table includes medals won in swimming (since 1926), diving (since 1926), synchronized swimming (since 1974), open water swimming (since 1991), high diving (since 2022) 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 2022, Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Georgia, Gibraltar, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro and San Marino have yet to win a medal.

Swimming (1926–2022)Edit

See LEN official report.[2]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  East Germany13210055287
2  Hungary1048867259
3  Germany938670249
4  Russia795746182
5  Italy7690108274
6  Great Britain7391112276
7  France706463197
8  Netherlands658275222
9  Soviet Union615552168
10  Sweden605863181
11  West Germany352742104
12  Ukraine33302386
13  Denmark27222877
14  Spain23262877
15  Poland18192158
16  Romania11253268
17  Finland116825
18  Austria791127
19  Norway68519
20  Greece661628
21  Belarus571022
22  Belgium561324
23  Switzerland47718
24  Ireland46111
25  Serbia4105
26  Slovakia311216
27  Lithuania351018
28  Israel34815
29  Czech Republic30912
30  Croatia27716
31  Slovenia251017
32  Yugoslavia17917
33  Czechoslovakia13913
34  Bulgaria13711
35  Bosnia and Herzegovina1012
36  Faroe Islands0303
37  Iceland0213
38  Portugal0134
39  Estonia0101
40  Turkey0022
Totals (40 entries)1032102810343094

Diving (1926–2022)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Germany595544158
2  Russia534333129
3  Soviet Union27262477
4  Italy24222773
5  Great Britain23221964
6  Ukraine17203370
7  East Germany11141338
8  Sweden715830
9  France75921
10  Austria46515
11  West Germany4329
12  Netherlands4127
13  Finland2248
14  Denmark2046
15  Hungary15713
16  Spain1449
17  Czechoslovakia1124
18  Bulgaria1102
19  Belarus0257
20  Switzerland0202
21  Armenia0011
  Poland0011
Totals (22 entries)248249247744

Artistic swimming (1974–2022)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia533056
2  Ukraine15191145
3  Great Britain122317
4  France919836
5  Spain7241243
6  Italy4183456
7  Soviet Union4318
8  Netherlands16613
9  Austria14611
10  Greece0369
11  West Germany0336
12  Switzerland01910
13  Belarus0123
14  Slovakia0022
15  Hungary0011
  Israel0011
  Serbia0011
Totals (17 entries)106106106318

Open water swimming (1991–2022)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Italy18192360
2  Germany18151447
3  Netherlands138425
4  Russia1211730
5  France591024
6  Hungary56415
7  Greece1225
8  Switzerland1214
9  Great Britain1102
10  Czech Republic1067
11  Ukraine1001
12  Spain0448
13  Czechoslovakia0101
14  Bulgaria0022
15  Portugal0011
Totals (15 entries)767878232

High diving (2022)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Romania1102
2  Germany1001
3  Ukraine0101
4  Italy0022
Totals (4 entries)2226

Water polo (1926–1997)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Hungary128222
2  Soviet Union53210
3  Netherlands5139
4  Italy50510
5  West Germany2024
6  Yugoslavia17412
7  Germany0325
8  Sweden0303
9  Russia0213
10  France0123
  Spain0123
12  East Germany0101
  FR Yugoslavia0101
14  Belgium0033
15  Austria0011
Totals (15 entries)30312990

Multiple medalists in swimming (long course)Edit

  Still active

Update after the 2022 European Aquatics Championships.[3][4]

MenEdit

# Athlete Country       Total
1 Alexander Popov   Soviet Union
  Russia
21 3 2 26
2 Adam Peaty   Great Britain 16 0 0 16
3 László Cseh   Hungary 14 4 5 23
4 Michael Gross   West Germany 13 4 2 19
5 Pieter van den Hoogenband   Netherlands 10 5 4 19
6 Emiliano Brembilla   Italy 10 3 0 13
7 Filippo Magnini   Italy 9 5 5 19
8 Peter Nocke   West Germany 9 1 0 10
9 Tamás Darnyi   Hungary 8 0 0 8
10 Duncan Scott   Great Britain 7 4 0 11
11 Oleh Lisohor   Ukraine 7 3 3 13
12 James Guy   Great Britain 7 2 3 12

WomenEdit

# Athlete Country       Total
1 Franziska van Almsick   Germany 18 3 0 21
2 Sarah Sjöström   Sweden 17 7 4 28
3 Katinka Hosszú   Hungary 15 6 4 25
4 Heike Friedrich   East Germany
  Germany
11 2 0 13
5 Therese Alshammar   Sweden 10 7 4 21
6 Fran Halsall   Great Britain 10 3 4 17
7 Yana Klochkova   Ukraine 10 2 4 16
8 Sandra Völker   Germany 9 4 4 17
9 Krisztina Egerszegi   Hungary 9 4 0 13
9 Astrid Strauss   East Germany 9 4 0 13
11 Freya Anderson   Great Britain 9 3 4 16
12 Laure Manaudou   France 9 1 3 13
13 Kristin Otto   East Germany 9 1 1 11
14 Ute Geweniger   East Germany 9 1 0 10
15 Simona Quadarella   Italy 8 1 1 10
16 Federica Pellegrini   Italy 7 6 7 20
17 Yuliya Yefimova   Russia 7 4 2 13
18 Mette Jacobsen   Denmark 7 3 8 18
19 Daniela Hunger   East Germany
  Germany
7 3 0 10
20 Ágnes Kovács   Hungary 7 2 4 13
21 Boglárka Kapás   Hungary 7 2 3 12
22 Lucy Hope   Great Britain 7 2 0 9
22 Britta Steffen   Germany 7 2 0 9

Championships recordsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ European Championships, 17 April 2011
  2. ^ "LEN European Championships aquatic finalists - All time medals tables" (PDF). len.eu. p. 203. Retrieved 15 August 2022.
  3. ^ "EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS AQUATIC FINALISTS 1926 – 2016 – by Kelvin Juba" (PDF). len.eu. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Female swimmer with the most medals in the history of Euro Aquatics Championships". Swimming Stats. Retrieved 23 May 2021.

External linksEdit