" We constantly take steps towards arranging a championship, and I think we've come pretty far. Together, the swimming federation, the city of Stockholm and Stockholm Business decided to look at the possibilities. But even if all are positive, it is this is a great device that nonetheless will take time, " he continues.
the earliest european CHAMPIONSHIPS in Sweden to become the current first 2023.
" But it could take until 2025 or even 2027. I hear myself it sounds like jättelångt forward, but it is as I said a lot of things that need to be resolved, " says Dennis Fredriksson.
– at the same time, it is clear that you would like to have a championship when you have good own swimmers who can be with, and we currently have the Sarah (Sjöström), which we of course would like to see in a championship at home. In addition, we have many younger swimmers who are on the way up who can be inspired to have a hemmamästerskap to bet against the.
chances are great that the Swedish audience get to see Sarah Sjöström, which is 30 years, in the basin.
it will take to 2025, it may be more doubtful, even if Sarah in a DN interview last year told me how much she wanted to swim a championship at home.
the Last time Sweden hosted a simmästerskap was in 1997, when the kortbane world CUP was held in Gothenburg, sweden.
this time learn it, however, Stockholm will be the host city.
" Yes, that is what we are looking at now. Stockholm has many benefits that the airport and a large number of fantastic hotels. It is difficult for other cities to match it, but as I said nothing is decided.
– Both are possible, and both possibilities are in our thoughts.
and with that långbane-EM is determined in the summer it is often very attractive. There are a number of talented långbanearrangörer which makes the competition for the championship is tough.
– We believe that it may be slightly easier to get a kortbane-EM.
– at the same time, it would be of course very interesting with a långbanemästerskap, so any time we give us, perhaps, on it also.
in december of uneven years. In 2017, it was Copenhagen that was tävlingsort and the championship, which was held in the Royal arena became a hit.
"Yes, they got to a kanonarrangemang, and it inspired us," says Dennis Fredriksson.
Since its inception in 2016 has Dennis Fredriksson responsibility for the Swedish swimming federation international excellent Swim Open in Stockholm.
the Idea with the Swim Open was that the contest would give an indication as to whether Sweden was ready to arrange an international championship again.
As the organizers Swim the Open provided us with plenty of self-confidence. Now we know that we can, " says Dennis Fredriksson.
Last year, there were over 1,000 swimmers from 28 different countries participated in the Swim to Open.
this Year's competitions, which is also the world CUP qualifiers for the Swedish swimmers, will be carried out 12-15 april.