LEN Cup - European Championships
The LEN European Aquatics Championships (LEN: Ligue Européenne de Natation) or the European Aquatics Championships is the continental Aquatics championship for Europe organized 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, synchronized 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 Championships are generally held over a two-week period in mid-to-late Summer; however, in the most recent Summer Olympics years (2004, 2008 and 2012), the Championships were moved to the Spring to be moved away from the Olympics. The championships were inaugurated in 1926. The pool and open water swimming portion of these championships is considered one of the premier swimming competitions in the world. LEN also conducts an annual short-course (25m) swimming championship, which is a separate and different event (typically held in early December).
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- Ferry Weertman, 2018 FINA Male Open Water Swimmer
- Open Water Swimming
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation
- Marathon Swimming
- Daily News of Open Water Swimming