With a majority decision, through mail vote, the LEN Bureau approved to move the next European Short Course Swimming Championships from January to December 2015.
Earlier this year LEN allocated the next edition of the European Short Course Swimming Championships to the city of Netanya (ISR) â€“ the dates of the event were set at 15-18 January 2015.
After recent consultations, the host of the continental showcase, the Israeli Swimming Federation informed LEN on their purpose to transfer their initial aim of institutional naming support to the City of Herzliya. In the meantime LEN also conducted surveys and found that changing of the dates would also secure a bigger success to the event.
â€œThe overall sports calendar in January is quite overloaded, and LEN wishes to avoid a clash with most of the other main sport events, as well as its own continental organisations counterparts, in order to properly value the due outcome of the aquatic product to offer worldwideâ€ LEN Executive Director Paulo Frischknecht said.
A mail vote has been conducted and the overwhelming majority of the LEN Bureau members approved the proposal on moving the event to December.
This means that the next European Short Course Swimming Championships will take place on 2-6 December 2015 with the institutional naming support of Herzliya. The event will also mark the first ever s/c Europeans to be held over 5 days.