No fewer than 72 sets of medals will be decided across 10 days of competition at the 2018 European Aquatics Championships in Glasgow – part of the inaugural multi-sport European Championships.

The championships, which will be held at four venues, are assured of first-rate organisation after being awarded to Glasgow in the wake of their stunning staging of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Over 1,000 swimmers, divers and synchronised swimmers will compete in Glasgow. Among them are expected to be many of the stars of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and 2016 European Aquatics Championships.

Globally recognised names who captured the headlines in Rio and who are also likely to be in the Scottish city in 2018 include Adam Peaty, Gregorio Paltrinieri, Pernille Blume, Katinka Hosszu, Mireia Belmonte and Sarah Sjöström. There will also be local heroes like 2016 European 200m breaststroke champion Ross Murdoch.

Aquatics Diver

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“The moment I won gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will live with me forever. It was an incredible feeling and those are exactly the type of moments that will be at the heart of the 2018 European Championships” –Ross Murdoch.

Local interest is sure to be high in Glasgow as Great Britain has topped the medal table at the last two championships and the British supporters will be willing their heroes onto further successes.

The 2016 European Aquatics Championships was shown by 46 broadcasters – emphasising the popularity of the sport across the continent – and that number is expected to rise further in 2018, making it possibly the most widely seen aquatics championship of the year around the world.

It will be the second consecutive edition of the European Aquatics Championships to be held in Great Britain, the 2016 championships having been staged in London, and there is a huge amount of local expertise that will contribute towards making the continent’s premier aquatics event a spectacle to remember.

The championships are also one of the oldest European-wide sports events on the calendar, having been inaugurated in 1926.

Glasgow is determined to make the aquatics in 2018 even more memorable.

Venues: Swimming (Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Glasgow), Diving (Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh), Synchronised (Scotstoun Sports Campus) and Open Water (Loch Lomond)

Number of Disciplines: 4 (Swimming, Diving, Synchronised & Open Water)

Number of Medal Events: 72

Number of Competition Days: 10

Number of Athletes: 1,075

First Edition: 1926


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