Glasgow to Host 2018 European Championships

August 25, 2014

Glasgow has been chosen as the host city for the 2018 European Swimming Championships.

Scotland will stage the championships for the first time, which includes swimming, diving, synchronised swimming and open-water competitions.

The success of this year’s Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow, was a huge factor in the city being successful with their bid. 

“Organising that event at such a high level is a kind of guarantee for us for 2018,” said European Aquatics Federation president Paolo Barelli. 

“Everyone had the chance to watch the outstanding success of the Commonwealth Games.”

Berlin is currently hosting the 32nd European Championships, while London will stage the 2016 event. 

Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Sport Shona Robison said: “This is a hugely important event, which will give us the opportunity to further the profile of swimming in Scotland. 

“Scotland is the perfect stage for events and we have already demonstrated that we have the world-class professional facilities needed for an event such as this with the Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Strathclyde Country Park and Edinburgh’s Royal Commonwealth Pool as part of the Commonwealth Games.” 

The dates for the Glasgow 2018 event are yet to be announced.