The European U23 Swimming Championships event schedule, as well as prize money and key entry condition details have been confirmed by LEN ahead of the event which will take place in Dublin.
The first gold medal of the competition will be awarded in the women’s 50m breaststroke event on Friday 11 August, with the innovative new 50m freestyle ‘skins’ events one of the major highlights on the second night of competition 24 hours later.
Among the many notable races on the final evening – 13 August – will be the chance to see Irish record holder Daniel Wiffen target further success in the men’s 800m freestyle event.
“It’s going to be a nice home championships for me and I will be there competing straight after the World Championships,” Wiffen told LEN.
“I’ve already been told so many people are going to come to watch me, so I’m really looking forward to that home crowd.”
Wiffen is expected to be joined by many of biggest names in the sport, with around 600 athletes from over 40 nations due to enter the three-day competition which comprise more than 300 races.
Among the non-European countries who have already confirmed they will attend the open event are the USA, with further representation anticipated from other continents.
“Swim Ireland is delighted to host the first ever European U23 Swimming Championships at the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre in Dublin and I am honoured to invite you all to Ireland,” said CEO of Swim Ireland Sarah Keane.
“It is 20 years since Swim Ireland last hosted a major LEN swimming event, the European Short Course Championships in 2003.
“This is a very exciting time for the sport of swimming in Ireland, and we believe we can deliver a truly memorable competition.”
LEN have confirmed that a total prize fund of €5000 will be available, €2500 for women and €2500 for men, which will be awarded to the ‘best performances’ at Dublin 2023.
This will be decided according to World Aquatics points system.
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