France and Spain have announced their teams going to Madeira, Portugal for the European Open Championships next month.
The French team will travel to the Portuguese island with 16 swimmers while the Spaniards released a first list* of athletes who will be in the Euros, with 24 names.
Spain finished fifth in the medal standings in the last edition of the Euros in Dublin, Ireland three years ago (13 gold, 16 silver and 23 bronze).
The squad includes seven-time Paralympic champion Teresa Perales, alongside London 2019 world champions Nuria Marquez and Jacobo Garrido.
“We are going to the Europeans in Madeira with a very important and renewed group,” Laureano Gil, national team coach said. “There are many swimmers who made their international debut at Dublin 2018 and that, now, three years later, we will give all they can to achieve great results together with the more experienced swimmers.”
Brothers in the pool
Among the French athletes in action in the Penteada Swimming Complex, will be 19-year-old Ugo Didier who took home one gold and one silver in his first Euros in Ireland.
London 2019 double-medallist Alex Portal is also on the list with his younger brother Kylian.
Theo Curin, David Smetanine and Claire Supiot are other Paralympic and World Championships medallists competing in Madeira.
France ended in the 11th position in the last Europeans with two gold medals, four silver and eight bronze.
Madeira 2020 is the biggest Para swimming competition before the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in August. The European Open Championships will take place from 16 to 22 May.
Complete squads below.
France at Madeira 2020:
Jade Le Bris
Sami El Gueddari
Koen Van Landeghem
Spain at Madeira 2020*:
David Sanchez Sierra
Miguel Angel Martínez Tajuelo
Jose Antonio Mari
Isabel Yinghua Hernandez
Vicente Xavier Torres
* Initially announced on 29 April 2021 as the complete Spanish team for the Madeira 2020 European Open Championships. Updated on 1 May.