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).