LEN 2018 Junior European Championships Kick Off in Helsinki, Finland


This week will witness the first competitions at the annual age-group continental championships: Europe’s young hopefuls in diving and synchronised swimming will contest for the medals in Finland, while the swimmers take their marks next week. LEN offers free live streaming from all events.

As a tradition, around Midsummer Night the junior European Championships in the respective disciplines kick off. This year the divers are the first to start, Helsinki welcomes the best youth and junior athletes from today.

In fact, the events return to Finland after eight years and just as in 2010, the diving and swimming competitions are to be held in Helsinki while the synchronised swimmers can perform their routines in Tampere. All action in the coming days and next week will be livestreamed on the LEN website.

As for the other disciplines, Malta, also a busy host of age-group continental showcases from time to time, will stage the junior open water Europeans in mid-July. The water polo tournaments will come at the end of the summer season, as usual. This time the U19 boys shall play in Minsk (BLR), while the girls meet in Funchal (POR), the birthplace of Portugal football icon Cristiano Ronaldo.

2018 Junior European Championships – Schedule

Helsinki (FIN) – 4-8 July

Helsinki (FIN) – 25 June-1 July

Synchronised swimming – LIVE STREAMING HERE
Tampere (FIN) – 26 June-1 July

Open water swimming
Malta (MLT) – 13-15 July

Water polo, men
Minsk (BLR) – 26 August-2 September

Water polo, women
Funchal (POR) – 9-16 September

Results, Schedule, Entry list are linked here

For additional information please visit www.len.eu

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