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  1. Watch GB's nine gold medals at the Championships so far

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    Video caption: European Swimming Championships: Great Britain women secure historic European relay gold

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    Video caption: European Swimming Championships: Great Britain win mixed 4x200m freestyle relay gold

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    Video caption: European Swimming Championships: Adam Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold

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    Video caption: 'Sensational!' GB Mixed Medley team wins gold

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    Video caption: European Swimming Championships: Kathleen Dawson wins 100m backstroke gold twice

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    Video caption: European Swimming Championships: Great Britain's Molly Renshaw wins 200m breaststroke gold

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    Video caption: European Swimming Championships: GB win gold in women's 4x200m freestyle relay

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    Video caption: European Swimming Championships: Adam Peaty wins gold in 50m breaststroke

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    Video caption: European Swimming Championships: Great Britain pip Dutch to win mixed 4x100 freestyle gold
  2. What are the European Swimming Championships?

    Adam Peaty gasps for breath

    The European Swimming Championships are a seven-day event taking place in Budapest, Hungary and form part of the European Aquatics Championships that also includes diving, open-water swimming and synchronised swimming.

    The Championships are another much-needed opportunity for athletes to get competitive practice in ahead of the rearranged Tokyo Olympics that take place between 23 July and 8 August.

    This year’s event takes us back to the site of the first ever edition of the European Aquatics Championships in 1926. Britain lie seventh on the all-time medal table of the biennial event which was postponed last year due to the pandemic.

  3. Which GB athletes should I look out for?

    Kathleen Dawson

    Great Britain are sending a 40-strong squad to Hungary, featuring many of their Olympic medal hopefuls.

    Olympic 100m breaststroke champion Adam Peaty continues his preparation for Tokyo as do 2016 silver medallists Duncan Scott and James Guy.

    As well as the 24 athletes already qualified for Tokyo, the European Championships serve as one of the two remaining opportunities for the remaining swimmers to take their place at the games in Japan, alongside the Glasgow Swim Meet in early June.

    Rising stars looking to make their mark in Budapest include Abbie Wood, a 22-year-old individual medley swimmer who competed at the 2017 World Championships and the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and Scotland’s Kathleen Dawson, who won gold in the women’s 4x100m medley relay at the 2016 European Championships.

  4. When are the finals at the European Swimming Championships?

    The finals are spread out across all seven days of competition in Budapest. Here is what the final two days have in store:

    Sunday 23 May

    Men: 50m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 400m individual medley and 4x100m medley

    Women: 50m butterfly, 50m breaststroke, 200m backstroke, 400m freestyle and 4x100m medley

  5. How can I watch the European Swimming Championships?

    All times are BST and subject to change

    BBC iPlayer

    You can watch all of the week’s action live on the BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button & on the BBC Sport mobile app – as well as catch BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra commentary.

    All of the action will also be available on catch-up on the BBC iPlayer.

    Sunday 23 May

    17:00-19:05 - BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport app

    For full coverage details, click here.

  6. How to get into swimming

    BBC Sport

    One of the nation's most popular activities, swimming is for anyone and everyone. From chilling out on the inflatables to doing several laps in the deep end, it's hard not to love a dip in the pool.

    Learning to swim is an important life skill and a great way to keep active, hundreds of thousands of people in the UK use swimming as a way to keep fit, relax and have fun.

    Find out how you can learn to swim in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. You can also use Swim England's pool finder to find your local swimming bath.