LEN allows mixed relays, big logos, dodges clash with SC Worlds


Very interesting news here on SwimNews – LEN, the European Swimming League has voted to hold mixed relays in which men and women race together at its short course championships already this year and the long course version from 2014. First swimmer world records will apparently still not be accepted because of FINA rules, as many of us remember from the Libby Lenton case in 2007. LEN has opted to cancel its European Short Course Championships in years when FINA holds the World Short Course Championships. LEN abolishes the restriction on size of advertising logos allowed on suits (!), and recommends to FINA to alter its definitions of “world junior” status to 18-20 for men and 17-19 for women. Bold but logical changes, me thinks.


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