2024 European Championships Taking Place Next June 10-23; Host Nation Still Unknown

During Saturday night’s live stream of the 2023 European Short Course Championships, European Aquatics president Antonio Silva revealed that the 2024 European Championships will take place next June, just about a month before the Paris 2024 Olympics.

The exact dates for the 2024 European Championships are June 10-23, but a spokesperson told SwimSwam that a host nation still has not been confirmed. The swimming portion of the Paris 2024 Olympics is set for July 27-Aug. 4.

The European Championships are usually moved to the spring during Summer Olympic years, but next year’s calendar is atypical with the 2024 World Championships also slated for Feb. 2-18 in Doha, Qatar.

The 2024 European Championships were originally supposed to be held in Kazan, Russia, but that plan was nixed after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year. In late October, European Aquatics released a preliminary events calendar for 2024, but neither the time nor place of the 2024 European Championships was not included yet due to “the current political situation in Europe.” The organization added that further updates would be coming “very soon.”

Silva said on the live stream that he has been busy organizing January’s 2024 European Water Polo Championships, which were relocated from Israel to Croatia (men’s) and the Netherlands (women’s) in wake of the ongoing war between Israel and Palestine. The event will serve as an opportunity to qualify for the 2024 World Championships in Doha and the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

The 2024 European Junior Championships will take place from July 2-7 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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nena
2 months ago

Serbia

NornIron Swim
2 months ago

No one is going to this surely? At least not anyone going to Paris. And then if there are no big names who will want to host it?!
Could they not make it something similar to the U23s last year? Or maybe that’s what it will turn into by default.

Mark69
Reply to  NornIron Swim
2 months ago

The ECs are on at the same time as the Australian (10 June start) and US (15 June start) trials. I think this is an attempt by Europe to replicate what those nations are doing, albeit the European nations’ Olympic teams will have already been selected at that point. If the Aussies and US can peak in mid June for trials and then peak again 6 weeks later, why can’t the Europeans? I think most of the European stars will race at the ECs.

chazoozle
2 months ago

Nobody is going to this, right?

Admin
Reply to  chazoozle
2 months ago

Sounds like Israel is thinking about it, for relays at least.

Sam Adams
2 months ago

I’m glad it is going ahead as it is such as good event to get race practice in before ‘the big one’ for European nations. Not sure who could host it though.

oxyswim
Reply to  Sam Adams
2 months ago

I think a month out is a little too close for how long the meet is

Sam Adams
Reply to  oxyswim
2 months ago

The meet is quite long but normally there is a week of swimming and the rest of the time is the other aquatics disciplines.

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