2016 EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Monday, May 16, 2016 to Sunday, May 22, 2016
London Aquatics Centre
General meet information is available from Championship Central
The meet is being streamed live and can be watched here – Live Stream
Ireland are sending a team of 12 athletes to compete in this event. Larne S.C. are providing 2 of them. Danielle Hill is racing all week while Conor Ferguson has a whistlestop meet flying in for the 100BC on Monday.
This is a senior international meet and the clubs national record holders will be brushing shoulders wirh some of the elite of European Swimming. Danielle will be in the same events as Hungary’s prolific Katinka Hosszu the 100 back & 200 back. (I still want that photo btw D)
The 2016 European Championships consists of swimming, diving, and synchronized swimming competitions.
The swimming portion will take place from Monday, May 16 to Sunday, May 22. There are 42 swimming events scheduled, 34 individual events and eight relays.
The Irish mens 4 x 100 Medley relay are hoping to make history and stake a claim for a place on the blocks in Rio later this summer. This would be the 1st Irish relay team ever to do so.
The format of the event is as follows:-
There are heats, semi-finals and finals for every individual event apart from the 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle events and the 400m individual medley, In these events the eight fastest from the heats qualify for the final.
In the other events, the 16 fastest swimmers from the heats progress to the semi-finals, then the first two finishers in each semi-final, plus the swimmers with the next four fastest times, progress to the final.
Nations are allowed to enter up to four athletes per individual event at the London 2016 LEN European Aquatics Championships but only two are allowed to progress out of the heats.