Madeira 2023: Key European Masters Swimming schedule, timings and travel details revealed

European Aquatics can reveal the finalised competition programme timings for the inaugural European Short Course Masters Swimming Championships in Portugal.

Madeira 2023 will run from 19-25 November in Funchal and see many of the best masters swimmers from across the continent race in both pool events, as well as open water distances.

After requests by athletes, European Aquatics is delighted to confirm that the schedule has been created to ensure swimmers who enter open water events will not have to miss competitions due to take place in the pool on the same day.

The 1.5km races will take place on the second day of competition (20 Nov), with the 3km events on day six (24 Nov) at the LIDO Bathing Complex.

Both will commence at 10:00 (local), giving athletes plenty of time to complete their races, rest, refuel and travel to the Panteada Olympic Complex ahead of the start of the day’s pool programme at 16:30 (local).

Earlier this month the concept designs for the Madeira 2023 medals were revealed and those wishing to be in contention for one of the historic items have until 29 October to REGISTER via the official website.

“I am delighted to confirm the schedule for Madeira 2023 which crucially will allow swimmers to compete in both open water and pool events on the same day, should they wish to,” said LEN President Antonio Silva.

“I want to thank the local organising committee and Portugal Swimming Federation for their work bringing this together in recent months.”

President Silva continued; “I know they, like I, cannot wait to show the swimmers how much Madeira has to offer, in and out of the water, in November.”

European Aquatics in conjunction with the Madeira 2023 organising committee is also pleased to be able to confirm travel arrangements during the competition.

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