Edward Blanc, Coach of the National Selection Of Switzerland

Feb. 2016

Has emphasizes the conditions provided by the mirror of water of the reservoir of the Pocinho, for the training of the rowers.

"It is a calm river, with very good conditions for the preparation of the athletes," he emphasized.” The Swiss coach also highlighted the quality of the accommodation and local gastronomy.

Matti Killing, Treinador da Seleção Olímpica da Estónia

(after winning the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro)

We are glad that you followed us during the Rio Olympic games. I am sure that your sports complex and lovely staff contributed to our success. It is great that you have managed to build such a good rowing center and we will definitely visit you again in the future.”

See Club Zug Switzerland 

From 3 to 15 February,2019 the Pocinho High Performance Sport Center of Rowing (HPSC) hosted one of the oldest rowing clubs in Switzerland, holding 61 national champion titles and two Olympic medals: See-Club Zug. More than 30 athletes, along with the coaching staff and coaches, led by Stephan Wiget, completed the rowing stage using all of the HPSC infrastructures. At the end of the training they said that the hospitality, the quality of the available equipment and the water plan are the added benefits of what is considered one of the best rowing centers in the world!

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