Eindhoven 2014 - History
Swimmers line-up to race during the IPC 2011 Swimming European Championship in Berlin © • Eberhard Thonfeld
2011 - Berlin, Germany
The 2011 IPC Swimming European Championships in Berlin, Germany, involved more than 440 swimmers from 36 countries.
During eight days of highly competitive action 59 European records were broken, 31 of which were world records.
Yevheniy Bohoydako’s haul of 10 medals helped Ukraine top the overall medal table. In total his country took home 41 gold, 37 silver and 28 bronze medals. Great Britain finished second with 83 medals, just beating Spain to third with their gold medal count of 26.
The growth in swimming talent across Europe was underlined by the fact that 31 out of the 36 countries that took part won at least one medal.
2009 - Reykjavik, Iceland
A total of 24 world records and incredible 73 European records were broken at the Laugardalslaug swimming complex in the Icelandic capital.
Great Britain topped the medals table with a total of 94 medals including 18 gold, to beat Ukraine in second and Spain in third.
German Kirsten Bruhn was one of the most successful athletes of the competition, winning all her events and setting a new world record in 100m backstroke S7 with a mark of 1:23.63 minutes.