On 18th September, 2013 the Rio Maior Sports Centre and the Portuguese Swimming Federation signed a protocol which established in Rio Maior a High Performance Swim Preparation Center. Rio Maior is now the main city in Portugal for all best new swimmers.
During one year, 8 young portuguese swimmers will live, study and make their preparation in Rio Maior, in an innovative project of the Portuguese Swimming Federation. The President of the Federation, António José Silva, considers this project as the most important for national swimming for the next times.
The swimmers can find, in Rio Maior, everything they need for their training sessions.
Among the available services and equipments you can find a HD video recorder with underwater capabilities, Wasa Swim training ergometers, devices for athletes power and performance evaluation and the latest techonology in therapy and athlete recuperation (laser, ultrasound, magneto therapy, shock waves, short waves, etc).
The Rio Maior Sports Centre offers their athletes services in Sports Medicine, Massage and Physiotherapy.
These professionals work in an area well equipped area of the Sports Center with the latest therapy and recovery equipments (laser, ultrasounds, magnetotherapy, shock wave therapy and short wave therapy).