The Portuguese Swimming Federation (FPN) is the only entity in Portugal responsible for the definition of mission, values and objectives of national swimming, in all its variants, as well as its promotion and development.
The main goals of FPN are:
- Promote, regulate and command, at national level, the teaching and the practice of swimming in their various disciplines, in particular, in Swimming, ParaSwimming, Water Polo, Jumping, Synchronized swimming, Open Water, Masters and its variants, as well as all the sports practices carried out in swimming pools.
- Spread out and respect the rules of the swimming, established by the organs and competent entities.
- Represent the interests of the Portuguese swimming and of its affiliated before public and private entities in Portugal.
- Represent the Portuguese swimming, in whole its disciplines, near the international sport organizations in which is affiliated, assuring the competitive participation of the national selections (FINA, LEN, Comen, etc).
Mission: FPN’s mission is to promote, rule and command on a national level the practise and teaching of swimming and other aquatics activities, always defending the foundations of sports ethics and representing Portugal at his highest level in the international competitions.
Vision: FPN’s ambition is that all Portuguese have an aquatic competence skill, that they learn and know how to swim and that they do it often. A swimming country and supporting its elite swimmers that will rise the national flag in the podium of main international competitions.
As the FPN the entity that oversees and certifies all activities related to the practice of swimming, its purpose is to bind all public or private entities involved in water activities as well as its users. For this, several initiatives have been created in the last four years (e.g. “Portugal a Nadar”) with a wide range of added value for everyone involved. In this context, by strengthening the involvement with the swimming schools, we had a record breaking of 54.311 affiliated people alone.