Welcome to the LEN EC Open Water Swimming.
In 2016 Hoorn will be the host of the European Open Water Championships. Hoorn is known as the open water capital of the Netherlands. It is the host of the annual European Open Water Swimming Cup and in the past also was the venue of the European Junior Open Water Swimming Championships.
Hans van Goor, Edith van Dijk and of course Maarten van der Weijden are well known regional athletes and have done their laps in Hoorn.
In the Olympic Season the European Championships are the most important showcase for the athletes to test their form on the way to Rio. Of course European Champions Sharon van Rouwendaal and Ferry Weertman will defend their titles in home water.
Welcome in Hoorn!
Royal Dutch Swimming Federation.
Paul van den Heuvel
Director International Events