The European Junior Swimming Championships took place at the Aquatics Palace (70 Sibgata Khakima St.), Kazan on 3-7 July 2019. Talented athletes from the Old World (male athletes aged 17-18 and female athletes aged 15-16) competed for medals. More than 500 athletes from 50 countries took part in the tournament. All of them were the prospective members of national teams at the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The European Junior Swimming Championships have been organized under umbrella of the European Swimming League (LEN) since 1967. At first, the tournament was held once every two years. Since 1982, the tournament has become an annual event.
Kazan was announced as the host city of the European Junior Swimming Championships 2019 at the meeting of the Organizing Committee in Vienne (Austria) in 2015. The tournament was hosted by Hodmezovasarhely (Hungary) in 2016. Netanya (Israel) welcomed the European Junior Swimming Championships in 2017. In 2018, the event took place in Helsinki (Finland). In 2020, the European Junior Swimming Championships will be hosted by Aberdeen (Scotland).
The five-day competition programme featured individual events (free style, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and IM) and mixed relays in a 50m swimming pool.