Portimão Arena hosts 42nd Annual Congress of the Portuguese Swimming Technicians Association

About 500 delegates are registered

The 42nd Annual Congress of APTN – Portuguese Association of Swimming Technicians, takes place from tomorrow, the 26th, until Sunday, at Portimão Arena, within the scope of the European City of Sport 2019.

This is an initiative co-organized by the local Chamber and Portinado – Swimming Association of Portimão, aiming to promote the qualified training of technicians related to physical exercise, specifically in swimming and sub-areas.

This event also encompasses the 15th Iberian Swimming Congress, in collaboration with the Asociación Española de Técnicos de Natación, and incorporates the 2nd Satellite Symposium of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Educación Acuática, Especial and Hidroterapia.

About 500 participants are registered, and the panel of speakers, as has been the regular practice, is made up of renowned figures, both national and international. There are 11 foreign speakers and 23 Portuguese speakers, all experts in their areas of intervention, with plenary sessions and parallel sessions being scheduled.

There will also be a free presentation session/poster, where researchers will present the results of their most recent research.

APTN annually highlights the Coaches of the Year in various categories and awards the Career Award, praising in both cases the personal contributions of each awardee to the evolution of Portuguese swimming.

This year, in a joint editorial initiative with the Portuguese Swimming Federation, the children's book “O Salvador loses the fear of water” by Vanessa Martins and illustrated by Pedro Nunes will be presented.

This publication, which will be submitted to the National Reading Plan, aims to promote the educational and social value of aquatic competence during childhood.

The congress grants credits for revalidation of professional title in the general training component (1UC), in the specific swimming training component (2UC) and in the training component for Physical Exercise Technician and Technical Direction (1UC).

It was also accredited by the Scientific-Pedagogical Council for Ongoing Training (CCPFC) of the 260/620 groups, in the 29-hour training course modality (Registration: CCPFC/ACC-102743/19).