Brazilian Swimming Hall of Fame Opens Its Digital Doors: Hall de Fama de Natacao Brazileira – HFNB

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The Brazilian Swimming Hall of Fame - Photo Courtesy: HFNB

Hall de Fama de Natacao Brazileira (HFNB) is born 

Brazil opened the digital doors to its new Swimming Hall of Fame (Hall de Fama de Natacao Brazileira – HFNB) today.

Eligibility for athletes is that they must have excelled in competition organised by international federation FINA or the CBDA, the Brazilian swimming confederation that has had a troubled recent past. There is no future provision nor mention of Pro-sport organised by others but as things stand it is unlikely that achievers will excel only in Pro waters. The HFNB describes itself as

“… an association founded in 2014, composed of members who love swimming and recently recognized by the Brazilian Confederation of Water Sports – CBDA – … [and] founded with the purpose of maintaining, promoting and disseminating the history of Brazilian swimming.”

The Hall pledges to “honour people who have made or still make history or those whose contribution to Brazilian swimming is extremely relevant to [its success].

There is no physical HFNB building to visit: the doors to the Hall will be digital, though the founding group state that “perhaps over time we will be able to do something that can be visited by our children or grandchildren”.

The first swimmers honoured by the Brazilian Hall of Fame: