The 2018 LEN European Aquatics Championships, with more than 1,000 athletes competing at four exciting venues, it’s sure to be an unforgettable spectacle.
Disciplines and Venues
- Swimming - Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Glasgow
- Diving - Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh
- Synchronised Swimming - Scotstoun Sports Campus, Glasgow
- Open Water Swimming - Loch Lomond
Medal Events: 72
Competition Days: 10
First Edition: 1926
Aim of the Game
The fastest time wins. Competition distances range from 50 – 1,500m and there are four swimming styles, including backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle. Medley events require athletes to swim all four swimming strokes in one race. Four athletes can also join forces in the freestyle and medley relay events.
Originally referred to as water ballet, synchronised swimming has four disciplines; solo (1 athlete), duet (2 athletes), team (4-8 athletes) and free combination (6-10 athletes). Athletes perform an artistic routine in a swimming pool to music and are judged on the artistry, execution and difficulty of their performance.
Athletes will compete individually, in pairs (known as synchronised diving or synchro), or as a team. From either a platform or a springboard, athletes will perform complex dives and are judged on the difficulty level and execution. The men's and women's 1m and 3m springboard and 10m platform events feature a preliminary and a final while the men's, women's and mixed 3m and 10m synchro events and the team event are direct finals. Highest score wins.
Fastest time wins with male and female events in a 5k, 10k and 25k open water course. 3 athletes can also join together to compete in the 5k team event.