An extremely colorful and impressive competition in artistic swimming is underway in Oswiecim. 175 leading European swimmers are competing not only for sports fame, prestige and 8 sets of medals of the European Games Krakow-Malopolska 2023. The competition also has the rank of European championships and is a qualification for the Olympic Games.
The Oświęcim swimming pool, a beautiful and modern facility, pulsates with a strong sports rhythm from the first day of the Games. The first starts, having the character of preliminaries for two competitions, are already behind us. And today, Thursday, June 22, the first final competitions in two competitions – Mixed Duet Technical and Duet Technical – are taking place.
The athletes are looking great. Fans will certainly not be disappointed. Artistic swimming is a sport that is excellent to watch. The level and sports stakes, as expected, are high.
At the Aquatics Centre in Oswiecim from the first day of the competition, we cheered warmly on the excellent athletes from 25 countries. Among them, the leading and titled athletes of the discipline from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Georgia, Spain, the Netherlands, Israel, Liechtenstein, Germany, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Great Britain, Hungary and Italy. At the start, of course, could not miss representatives of the hosts. Poland is represented in this elite group by the duo Nikola Leja and Svetlana Szczepanska.
Artistic swimming is often called water ballet. It is the sum of absolutely extraordinary swimming skills, graceful movement, artistic grace and precise synchronization. Artistic swimming is a sport also practiced by men. This is exactly the case at our European Games Krakow-Malopolska 2023 – in Oswiecim, ladies and gentlemen compete for medals.
The fight is for European Games medals in eight competitions. On the first day of the Games at the Aquatics Centre, preliminaries were held for two competitions – Duet Free and Team Free. On the other hand, the final competitions are scheduled for Sunday, June 25.
On Friday, June 23, the finals of two competitions – Free Routine Combination and Team Technical – will be held. On Saturday, June 24, at the Oświęcim pool, athletes will compete in three finals – Acrobatic Routine, Duet Free and Mixed Duet Free.
On Sunday, June 25, we will witness the last final, which will crown the competition in artistic swimming – Team Free. Medal ceremonies will also take place after each of the finals.