European Swimming League
Ligue Européenne de Natation
Logo LEN - Immagine.jpg
SportAquatic sports
Membership77 Federations
Founded1927; 96 years ago (1927)
Regional affiliationEurope
PresidentAntónio José Silva

LEN (French: Ligue Européenne de Natation, English: European Swimming League) is the European governing body for aquatic sports affiliated to FINA — it is the Continental Association for Europe. It was formally organized in 1927 in Bologna,[1] and since 2015 is headquartered in Nyon.

LEN comprises 52 national swimming federations in Europe, and includes Israel which for Olympic-sport purposes is grouped with Europe.[2] LEN is overseen by an elected Bureau (board) composed of Members representing 17 different Federations. LEN oversees aquatic sports in Europe: diving, swimming, open water swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo.



LEN organizes one championship (European Aquatics Championships), involving three of the five LEN disciplines (swimming, diving and synchronized swimming).

Discipline championships

LEN organizes five more discipline championships (swimming (25m), diving, water polo, artistic swimming, and open water).

Junior championships

LEN also runs various competitions restricted to a younger age:

Masters championships

Member federations

The following national federations are part of LEN (Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials are, however, banned from every FINA event through the end of 2022[3]):

Country Federation Founded Code
 Albania Albanian Swimming Federation (FSHN) 1931 ALB
 Andorra Andorran Swimming Federation (FAN) 1986 AND
 Armenia Armenian Swimming Federation 1993 ARM
 Austria Austrian Swimming Federation (OSV) 1899 AUT
 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Swimming Federation 1992 AZE
 Belarus Swimming Federation of Belarus (BFP) 1959 BLR
 Belgium Royal Belgian Swimming Federation (KBZB/FRBN) 1902 BEL
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Swimming Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1946/1992 BIH
 Bulgaria Bulgarian Swimming Federation (BFPS) 1931 BUL
 Croatia Croatian Swimming Federation (HPS) 1909 CRO
 Cyprus Cyprus Swimming Federation (KOEK) 1972 CYP
 Czech Republic Czech Swimming Federation (ČSPS) 1919/1993 CZE
 Denmark [4] Danish Swimming Union (SVØM) 1907 DEN
 Estonia Estonian Swimming Federation (EUL) 1910 EST
 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Swimming Association (SSF) 1980 FAR
 Finland Finnish Swimming Federation (SUiL) 1906 FIN
 France French Swimming Federation (FFN) 1920 FRA
 Georgia Georgian Aquatic Sports National Federation 1991 GEO
 Germany German Swimming Federation (DSV) 1886 GER
 Gibraltar Gibraltar Amateur Swimming Association 1946 GIB
Great Britain British Swimming (BS) 1869 GBR
 Greece Hellenic Swimming Federation (KOE) 1927 GRE
 Hungary Hungarian Swimming Association (MÚSZ) 1907 HUN
 Iceland Icelandic Swimming Association (SSÍ) 1951 ISL
Ireland Swim Ireland 1893 IRL
 Israel Israel Swimming Association (ISA) 1951 ISR
 Italy Italian Swimming Federation (FIN) 1899 ITA
 Kosovo [5][6] Kosovo Swimming Federation (FNK) 1997 KOS
 Latvia Latvian Swimming Federation (LPF) 1905/1988 LAT
 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Swimming Association (LSchV) 1981 LIE
 Lithuania Lithuanian Swimming Federation (LPF) 1924/1990 LTU
 Luxembourg Luxembourg Swimming and Life-saving Federation (FLNS) 1924 LUX
 Malta Aquatic Sports Association of Malta (ASA) 1925 MLT
 Moldova Water Kind of Sports Federation of the Republic of Moldova (FISN) 1989 MDA
 Monaco Swimming Federation of Monaco (FMN) 1976 MON
 Montenegro Water Polo and Swimming Federation of Montenegro (VPS) 1949/2006 MNE
 Netherlands Royal Dutch Swimming Federation (KNZB) 1888 NED
 North Macedonia Swimming Federation of Macedonia (PFM) 1947 MKD
 Norway Norwegian Swimming Federation (NSF) 1910 NOR
 Poland Polish Swimming Federation (PZP) 1922 POL
 Portugal Portuguese Swimming Federation (FPN) 1930 POR
 Romania Romanian Swimming Federation (FRNPM) 1930 ROU
 Russia Russian Swimming Federation (VFP) 1991 RUS
 San Marino Swimming Federation of San Marino (FSN) 1980 SMR
 Serbia Serbian Swimming Federation (PSS) 1904 SRB
 Slovakia Slovak Swimming Federation (SPF) 1990 SVK
 Slovenia Slovenian Swimming Association (PZS) 1922 SLO
 Spain Royal Spanish Swimming Federation (RFEN) 1920 ESP
 Sweden Swedish Swimming Federation (SSF) 1904 SWE
 Switzerland Swiss Swimming Federation (SSCHV/FSN) 1918 SUI
 Turkey Turkish Swimming Federation (TYF) 1957 TUR
 Ukraine Ukrainian Swimming Federation (USF) 1990 UKR

Member federation bans

On 3 March 2022, LEN indefinitely banned Russians and Belarusians, and the corresponding LEN member federations, from competing at or officiating any LEN event to show support for Ukraine in the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine in addition to banning LEN events from being held in Russia and Belarus.[7][8][9]

LEN European water polo players of the year

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See also


  1. ^ The Founding of LEN page of the LEN website; retrieved 2016-07-07.
  2. ^ member list Archived 2012-02-17 at the Wayback Machine of the European Olympic Committees (EOC); retrieved 2012-03-05.
  3. ^ "PRESS RELEASE | FINA Bureau meets, acknowledges decision to suspend Russian swimmer Evgeny Rylov". FINA - Fédération Internationale De Natation.
  4. ^ (in Danish) Historien Archived 2012-01-14 at the Wayback Machine "History" page from the Danish Swimming Union's website (; retrieved 2012-03-05.
  5. ^ "Kosovo Swimming Federation admitted into FINA". Tanjug. Archived from the original on 2015-02-22. Retrieved 2015-02-22.
  6. ^ "Nuoto: Kosovo aderisce a Fina".
  7. ^ "LEN agrees not to invite Russian and Belarusian teams and supports Ukrainian athletes". LEN. 3 March 2022. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  8. ^ Byrnes, Liz (3 March 2022). "Russia And Belarus Barred From Competing At European Evens: Governing Body LEN". Swimming World. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  9. ^ Sutherland, James (3 March 2022). "LEN Bars Russian & Belarusians From Competing In Its Events". SwimSwam. Retrieved 3 March 2022.