LEN cancels European Junior Championships in all disciplines, Europeans TBD

0

The LEN Bureau held a videoconference and decided to cancel the European Junior Championships in all disciplines for 2020.

This summer would have seen the best young swimmers racing in Aberdeen, the divers in Edinburgh, the artistic swimmers in Malta, the open water swimmers in France while Rome and Volos would have hosted the respective editions of the U19 water polo Europeans.

Due to the Covid-19 crisis in Europe, the LEN Bureau had to take the painful decision to cancel all these events. The respective technical committees will prepare proposals if those age groups who have lost their chance to compete this summer (as they are to become over-aged next year) should be eligible to take part in 2021 or not.

The summer and autumn legs of the LEN Open Water Cup are also canceled.

In the coming weeks, the Bureau will discuss the options to finish the water polo club season and to find best possible dates for the 2020 European Aquatics Championships. The event would have started in ten days in Budapest but has already been postponed.

Press release from LEN

About Author

Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: