LEN, British Swimming, Scottish Swimming and Event Scotland are pleased to announce that Aberdeen has been awarded with the LEN European Junior Swimming and Diving Championships in 2020.
The competition will see the continent’s best young swimmers and divers come to Scotland for the first time. The 2020 event will be hosted at Aberdeen Sports Village’s Aquatics Centre, which opened in 2014 and boasts a 50m 10 lane competition pool with spectator seating for 500 and 25m six lane pool with full floating floor and full Olympic standard diving facilities, including springboards and platforms up to 10 metres, with spectator seating for 130.
The 16-day competition will be supported by an excellent volunteer and staff base who have experience of world class events like Duel in the Pool and the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
British Swimming Chief Executive David Sparkes said: “We are excited to welcome the LEN European Junior Championships to the UK. This event will no doubt be the biggest competition athletes of that age group will have competed at.
“The new pool will provide everything the athletes could need and I know we will see some excellent performances through the competition.”
Jan Griffiths, Acting Chief Executive, Aberdeen Sports Village commented: “Aberdeen Sports Village is absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the hosting of the 2020 Championships.
“We are very much looking forward to working with our partners to deliver a world class event, and welcoming Europe's top junior swimmers and divers to the City.”
Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland's Director of Events said: "We are delighted to be hosting the European Junior Championships 2020 in Aberdeen. We look forward to welcoming the swimming stars of the future to compete in Scotland, the perfect stage for events such as this."