Founded in 2006, this international swimming invitational is a unique competition hosted by a different country and city each year.

The mission of the event is to provide swimmers of all ages and levels from across the globe the opportunity to compete in a truly international setting, while getting to know the languages, cultures and athletic achievements of their fellow swimmers.

The event is guided in its mission by several core values:

  • Promoting a grassroots sense of global citizenry while celebrating national diversity by allowing swimmers to meet and share their interests in different host countries
  • Celebrating the true spirit of swimming by providing a quality event that allows each and every athlete the opportunity to reach their highest potential and achieve personal bests
  • Recognizing the need for a swimming event, held at the international level, that allows swimmers of all ages to compete together in an atmosphere of competition and festivity

The event was first held in Paris, France in October 2006. Since then, it has been hosted in Liège (Belgium), Slupsk (Poland), Aarschot (Belgium), Neuchâtel (Switzerland), Miskolc (Hungary), Tampere (Finland), Tallinn (Estonia), Hyvinkää (Finland), and Orlando (Florida).

In 2016, this international swimming competition was hosted in Willemstad, Curacao.

If you are interested in participating in or hosting the event, please contact Julia Galan, Director.

EU Swim Newsletter

Published monthly, the Newsletter presents articles contributed by individual swimming clubs, and written by coaches and swimmers alike.

Whether introducing a club and its history, recapping the latest news and results, or sharing thoughts on the sport of swimming, the articles in the Newsletter allow the swimming community to forge closer ties.

To share your news, introduce your club, or express your thoughts on swimming, please email [email protected].

To receive our Newsletter or to view the latest stories, please visit our News page.


Showing your support for and its values is the best way to help us continue the work that we do! All contributions are greatly appreciated. Proceeds will be dedicated to further developing the event each year.