2021 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Swimming: Monday, May 17th – Sunday, May 23rd
- Budapest, Hungary
- Prelims at 10:00 am local/Finals at 6:00 pm local
- Event Site
- Entry List
The pool swimming portion of the European Championships is upon us and we finally have insight into the entries. We’ll be combing through the lists and reporting on any notable exceptions, omissions or additions but here they are in their entirety.
As a reminder, for many athletes, these Championships serve as one of the final qualifying opportunities for this summer’s Olympic Games. For instance, we reported how Great Britain’s roster includes 12 individuals specifically seeking Olympic qualifications for events whose slots did not get filled at the British Swimming Championships. You can refresh yourself on the British roster here.
At the 2016 edition of the European Championships, Hungary topped the overall swimming medal table, although the nation reaped just 3 more total pieces of hardware than runner-up Great Britain. Italy rounded out the top 3, while Netherlands and France completed the top 5 finishers from a country perspective.
Below is a reminder of the swimming event schedule for this week. With the 400m IM kicking off day 1, we’ll be treated to Hungary’s Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu right off the bat. The men’s 100m breaststroke also takes place day 1, which means world record holder Adam Peaty will be in the water to get the party started as well.