Netanya, Israel to Host European Short Course Championships

by Samuel Wood 0

March 06th, 2014 International, News

The LEN Bureau announced Thursday that Netanya, Israel will be the site of the European Short Course Championships from January 15-18, 2015.  The event will be held at the recently constructed Wingate Institute, located on a 120-acre plot of land along the shores of the Mediterranean.  Wingate serves at Israel’s current National Institute for Sport & Physical Education headquarters.

The European SC Championships were originally slated to begin a month earlier, however planners moved the event back to January to avoid conflict with 2014 Short Course Worlds taking place in Qatar on December, 2014.  This is notable in that European SC Champs usually take place before Worlds.

The Aquatic Centre features two 50-meter competition pools, ten and eight lanes respectively, as well as a six-lane 25-meter warmup/warm down pool. The main competition pool offers a spectating capacity of 3,000, all at close-range of the deck, which will likely create a loud and boisterous atmosphere during Israel’s first major international swimming competition. The Wingate recently hosted the Israeli Winter Nationals and saw fifteen national records be taken down in addition to several new age-group records.

You can read the entire LEN press release here.

Former European SC Championship sites: 

1996: Rostock, Germany

1998: Sheffield, UK

1999: Lisbon, Portugal

2000: Valencia, Spain

2001: Antwerpen, Belgium

2002: Riesa, Germany

2003: Dublin, Ireland

2004: Vienna, Austria

2005: Trieste, Italy

2006: Helsinki, Finland

2007: Debrecen, Hungary

2008: Rijeka, Croatia

2009: Istanbul, Turkey

2010: Eindhoven, Netherlands

2011: Szczecin, Poland

2012: Chartes, France

2013: Herning, Denmark

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About Samuel Wood

Samuel Wood swam club and high school for 12 years,  choosing not to pursue a college career for academic reasons. He is a junior at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale where he studies political science and journalism.  In the summer months Samuel is an instructor at Miller Aquatics in Homer, Illinois where …

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