Virtus is pleased to announce that Brazil has won the bid to host the 2021 Virtus World Swimming Championships.
The event will be hosted by Brazilian member organisation CBDI (Confederação Brasileira de Desportos para Deficientes Intelectuais) and will take place from 5th to 13th November 2021 in the Brazilian Paralympic Training Center, Sao Paulo.
This event will be the first aquatic championship organized by Virtus after sport events were cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, this will also be the first swimming event to include the newly expanded II2 eligibility group (for athletes with an intellectual disability and significant additional impairment) along with II3 (for athletes with autism/no intellectual disability) which remains a demonstration group. CBDI hopes that this event will increase participation in these two categories.
Adilson Pereira Ramos, president CBDI said “We feel proud that CBDI can host the 2021 World Swimming Championships. With the effort of our board and technical team, through a consistent and victorious project, we managed to achieve this merit. We thank Virtus President, Marc Truffaut, for believing in our purposes, and those of our partners, to hold an event of excellent technical and organizational quality. We are honored to welcome everyone who will be here for the World Swimming Championship 2021. With our arms open, we will give the best of ourselves, so that everyone feels the affection, the warmth, and the joy of Brazilian hospitality.”
Virtus president Marc Truffaut said, “I am very delighted that CBDI won the bid to host 2021 World Swimming Championship and look forward to a highly competitive event across all three eligibility groups.”