Madeira 2020 Europeans postponed

Berlin 2020 World Series also postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic 01 Apr 2020
Madeira swimming arena
The Penteada Olympic Pools Complex in Funchal is the venue of the Madeira 2020 Europeans
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By World Para Swimming

The Madeira 2020 World Para Swimming European Open Championships and the Berlin 2020 World Series have been postponed.

Due to the constantly changing landscape and the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, World Para Swimming has decided to put the 2020 season on hold until September.

This means that no major event or classification opportunity will take place until 1 September at the earliest. 

The new dates of the Madeira 2020 European Open Championships and the Berlin 2020 World Series will be confirmed at a later date.

The Euros was initially scheduled to 17-23 May in Portugal, while the Berlin World Series in Germany was set to take place from 18-21 June.

World Para Swimming is currently in discussions with the Local Organising Committees (LOCs) to be able to provide National Paralympic Committees and the athletes’ community with a clear overview of the last quarter of the 2020 season.

Following the announcement of the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games to August 2021, World Para Swimming is also looking into new dates for the 2021 World Championships. 

More information will be provided as soon as possible.