We Create Opportunities
There are many projects that could be developed under SPECIAL 21, all with one key objective – to create opportunities for all young people with disabilities to learn to swim and enjoy the benefits of swimming. Reach out to families, schools, sports clubs, institutions and municipalities in order to create appealing projects tailored to the circumstances of each community.
Sport and swimming, in particular, provide a better quality of life and social integration, raise self-esteem and improve the life of young people with disabilities.
Dive into the future
Futebol Clube de Ferreiras has currently about 40 students from the Ferreiras and Albufeira Poente School Groups swimming weekly in the Albufeira Municipal Swimming Pools.
Adapted Swimming Competition Team
The Adapted Swimming Teams of “Natação de Faro” and “Futebol Clube de Ferreiras” have swimmers belonging to various competition classifications from motor disability to intellectual disability, as well as swimmers with Down Syndrome, whose classification is recognised in Portugal, but not in the classification of the Paralympic Committee.
Mundial DSISO 2022
Special21 supports the organization of the Portuguese Swimming Federation in conjunction with the Municipality of Albufeira and ANALGARVE to host the Adapted Swimming Championship for Down Syndrome Swimmers in the Algarve…