The LEN European Junior Open Water Swimming Championships (EJOWSC) in Tenero will be the 13th time that the competition has been held.

The LEN EJOWSC is an annual open water swimming competition for European elite athletes under the age of 19. The event was first held in 2003 in Seville. In the first years, the young open water swimmers (16-18 years girls and 17-19 years boys) competed over the distance of 5 km.

In 2012 the two age groups were introduced and included a youth category (15-16 years) and a junior category (17-18 years). In the youth category, the boys and girls competed over a 5 km course and in the junior category over a 7.5 km course. Also mixed team event was added to the programme. The team event was carried out as a „time trial“ with the mixed teams of three swimmers (and minimum of one male and one female athlete regardless of the age category) that started in one-minute intervals.

 

All venues since 2003:

1. Seville, ESP (2003)
2. St. Affrique, FRA (2004)
3. Bled, SLO (2005)
4. Müritz, GER (2006)
5. Milano, ITA (2007)
6. Sete, FRA (2008)
7. Porec, CRO (2009)
8. Hoorn, NED (2010)
9. Navia, ESP (2011)
10. Kocaeli, TUR (2012)
11. Darica-Kocaeli, TUR (2013)
12. Zagreb, CRO (2014)

Since 1991 Swiss Athletes are participating at international Open Water events. 

Medal winners:

Year 1991
European Championships Terracina (ITA)
Distance 25 km | 1. Eliana Fieschi / 2. Samanta Cavadini / 3. Urs Kohlhaas

Year 2002
European Championships Berlin - Podsdam (GER)
Distance 5 km | 2. Hanna Miluska

World Championships Sharm el Sheik (EGY)
Distance 5 km | 3. Hanna Miluska

Year 2011
World Championships Shanghai (CHN)

Distance 5 km | 1. Swann Oberson

History Team Switzerland