I am happy to greet you at the 11th European Universities Rowing Championship in Jönköping, Sweden!
On behalf of the whole EUSA community, I would like to express my gratitude for inviting European student-athletes here. It’s a wonderful occasion to be together and experience the beauty of sport. I am pleased to see so many sport lovers, who share values of fair play, equal opportunities and education, promoted by EUSA.
European Universities Championships 2019 organized in 23 sports make it possible for student-athletes to get to know each other and challenge their skills in a friendly atmosphere. During such events we do more than just sport – we broaden our horizons, get to know other cultures, we promote healthy mind in a healthy body.
Being an organizer of such an event is challenging but rewarding. I know it’s a hard task, and I want to express my appreciation to the Organizing Committee and its partners for the great job they have done. And of course, my gratitude to the authorities for their auspices of this event.
I believe that this Championship will bring the participants positive experiences and good results. I am sure that the athletes will compete in a fair play manner, respecting the rules and their opponents and please the spectators with their performance.
I hope you will enjoy your stay, your achievements and your time spent in Jönköping!
Welcome to the 11th EUC rowing in Jönköping 2019!
The city of Jönköping is honored to host the European Universities Championship in rowing 2019. Welcome to a grand competition and our beautiful city!
We are honored for being selected by the Board of the European University Sport Association to host the Championship in 2019.
Jönköping is the tenth biggest city in Sweden with more than 137 000 inhabitants. The location of Jönköping makes it perfect for rowing arrangement like EUC rowing. With several lakes close to the city center it serves great in conditions for competitions’ on water. Jönköping is known for being very integrated with water and arrangements connected to it. We have arranged several championships and competitions located on our three lakes, such as IRONMAN 70.3, ATEA Swimrun, Jönköping Open Water and other rowing events.
While being here I recommend you to explore the city of Jönköping. Experience the many great restaurants, our beautiful nature and the unique places where famous products are locally made.
I hope you will enjoy your time in Jönköping!
Chair of the Executive Committee/Mayor
Welcome to Sweden and Jönköping in September 2019 for the EUSA Rowing Championships!
Jönköping is the center in Sweden for athletes that want to combine rowing with their studies at Sanda Idrottscentrum, the upper secondary school in Huskvarna. Jönköping University, on the western side of the Lake Munksjön, also has an sports profile which makes it possible for a rower to combine higher studies with training, together with our national rowing team.
Lake Munksjön, in the city center, is a very popular arena for rowers. As a spectator, you come very close to the action and can watch as the rowers compete. As a rower, there are always lots of people at the finish line, which is surrounded by restaurants and cafés.
I hope, on behalf of the Swedish Rowing Federation, you will have a great time in Jönköping with thrilling races, new experiences and a fellowship with rowers from all over Europe.
“Catch the feeling” in Sweden and Jönköping in September 2019!
President of the Swedish Rowing Federation
Mats Almlöv with the Best Sport Municipality Award 2017 that was awarded to Jönköping