Poland's Sports Minister and National Olympic Committee President both attended the meeting with aquatics officials ©gov.pl

The addition of aquatics disciplines to the 2023 European Games was among the topics of discussion at a meeting between leading Polish sports officials and International Swimming Federation (FINA) President Husain Al-Musallam.

The FINA leader joined European Swimming League (LEN) counterpart António José Silva on a visit to Poland marking the 100th anniversary of the Polish Swimming Federation's founding.

Polish Swimming Federation President Otylia Jędrzejczak, Polish Olympic Committee President Andrzej Kraśnicki and Sports Minister Kamil Bortniczuk all met with the aquatics delegation.

Anthony Ervin, the American swimmer who won Olympic gold medals at Sydney 2000 and Rio 2016, also joined the meeting, as did LEN vice-president Josip Varvodic.

The organisation of future aquatics events in Poland was discussed, as was the potential of various aquatics disciplines being added to the programme for next year's European Games.

Kraków and the Małopolska region is due to stage the event in 2023, although a binding hosting contract is still yet to be signed.

The groundwork is being laid for aquatics to be added to the 2023 European Games programme ©gov.pl
The groundwork is being laid for aquatics to be added to the 2023 European Games programme ©gov.pl

Twenty-four sports are already on the Kraków-Małopolska 2023 programme, but the European Olympic Committees (EOC) has indicated there is scope to add more.

Silva met EOC leader Spyros Capralos earlier in April to discuss the potential for aquatics disciplines to feature at the multi-sport event.

Archery, athletics, badminton, boxing, breaking, beach handball, beach soccer, 3x3 basketball, canoe, freestyle BMX and mountain biking, fencing, judo, karate, kickboxing, modern pentathlon, muaythai, padel, shooting, sport climbing, ski jumping, taekwondo, teqball, table tennis and triathlon are the 24 sports confirmed for the third edition of the European Games.