Len Launches Fund-Elevating Challenge to Assist Ukrainian Aquatic Athletes – Swimmer’s Each day

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Removed from dwelling, away from their beloved ones, a number of Ukrainian aquatic athletes, seniors and juniors alike, are nonetheless coaching and getting ready themselves for the upcoming challenges. Nationwide Federations and organizations throughout Europe didn’t let their goals shatter and their careers break – and provided them protected shelter and assist in these troubled instances. Nevertheless, sustaining this assist wants additional funding now and LEN calls on everybody around the globe to contribute to assist the preparations of Ukraine’s aquatic neighborhood.

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LEN, similar to FINA and the Worldwide Olympic Committee, has contributed $100,000 to a brand new fund, which is to be shared amongst a number of aquatic organizations, and nationwide federations that are already offering invaluable assist to Ukrainian athletes throughout Europe. These aquatic athletes and coaches needed to depart their nation a number of weeks in the past and now are capable of prepare commonly, nonetheless, Federations providing them pool house and lodging have been utilizing their very own sources. LEN is conscious that this isn’t sustainable long run, and we all know Federations are already struggling and want monetary assist to have the ability to proceed offering every little thing these athletes might have.

LEN has estimated {that a} complete quantity of approx. €1,000,000 is required to cowl the entire price of all internationally lively athletes to have the ability to prepare and take part on this yr’s main occasions, together with the age-group (junior) European Championships.

“LEN will cowl the participation of Ukrainian athletes on the European Aquatics Championships and is now launching its personal fund-raising undertaking to cowl the prices of their preparations” LEN President Antonio Silva introduced.

LEN has opened a devoted checking account the place anyone (whether or not a Federation, an organization, a corporation, or a person) could make donations of any magnitude.

“We wish to stress that there is no such thing as a ‘mistaken’ quantity. Any quantity, as small as it might seem like shall be an enormous assist in assist of Ukrainian Aquatics” the President added.

LEN additionally understands that there is perhaps entities (Federations) that will not have the ability to contribute with donations however are wanting to open the doorways of their swimming pools and sports activities facilities to host Ukrainian athletes. That is simply as useful as assist, and LEN wish to hear about it as effectively. Every time doable and if applicable, some Ukrainian athletes could possibly be transferred to a brand new heart, serving to to launch some monetary strain on these Federations which will quickly not have the ability to maintain internet hosting Ukrainian athletes anymore.

“We’re greater than sure that lots of you’ll be a part of us in large numbers on this particular fund-raising undertaking, turning on a small gentle of hope within the lives of Ukrainian athletes,” Mr Silva mentioned. “Ukrainian athletes are LEN athletes and LEN has an ethical obligation to assist them in persevering with with their Aquatics goals.”

Account particulars for donations:

Beneficiary of the account:
Ligue Européenne de Natation
Rue de la Morâche 9
1260 Nyon
Switzerland

Financial institution deal with and particulars:
UBS Switzerland AG
Place Saint-François 16
PO Field
CH-1002 Lausanne
Switzerland

Account quantity: 0233-EZ108858.0
IBAN: CH03 0023 3233 EZ10 8858 0
Foreign money: EUR
Clearing: 0233
SWIFT Tackle: UBSWCHZH80A

Please notice that the account is straight away accessible and can have the ability to obtain donations up till 30
June 2022. On the finish of June 2022, no matter quantity has been raised and picked up, LEN will
instantly redistribute in keeping with particular standards that shall be transparently communicated to
everybody within the close to future. These standards could also be barely tailor-made primarily based on the entire quantity we can acquire. Moreover, LEN will monitor the donations acquired and inform all of you commonly, on a weekly foundation, how a lot has been raised.

Press launch from LEN – European Aquatics

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