Non-LEN Member Federations Can Enter European Under-23 Championships in Dublin

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The LEN European Under-23 Championships in Dublin in August will be “open to all” with non-LEN member federations permitted to enter swimmers in the inaugural competition.

The new regulations will permit two teams from the PanAM continental association – one from North and one from South America – to participate in the meet in the Irish capital from 11-13 August.

Those within Oceania, AASF and CANA will also be permitted to enter one team, with the squad size capped at 14 competitors.

The latest details revealed by European Aquatics (LEN) also reveal that future editions of the championships will be held in alternate years, immediately prior to the World Aquatics Championships or immediately following its conclusion.

Finals will be swum over 10 lanes, featuring a maximum of two non-LEN member athletes and there will be one medal ceremony per event, which separates the ‘Open’ from the LEN member Federation swimmers.

All competitors shall be aged between 19 and 23 years by 31 December in the year of competition, with the minimum age category being 19 years.

However, for the 2023 championships a federation may enter a maximum of one competitor per event aged 14-18 years (born 2005-2009) as part of the four competitors per event regulation.

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