World Para Swimming European Open Championships
16-22 May

Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, is an archipelago comprising four islands of the northwest coast of Africa. It is known for its namesake wine and warm subtropical climate.

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River. Funchal is the capital and it has botanic gardens and is known for its harbour and a large
New Year's fireworks show.

Madeira Island is one of Europe's most beautiful travel locations with many thousands of tourists returning year after year.
Why? It offers not only an all year round summer climate, as well as, wonderful fauna and flora, but it is also virtually crime-free and one of the safest holiday destinations in the world!

WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO: The festivities of Madeira's Festa-da-Flor.

The Venue


The Penteada Olympic Pools Complex was inaugurated on September 25, 2004, is considered one of Portugal's most modern and sophisticated swimming venues at an European level.

The complex is set over an impressive five floors and includes an Olympic sized competition pool, a diving pool, a 25m pool and a training pool.

This grandiose infrastructure located in the heart of Funchal, possessing an huge area of approximately 19,500 square meters of construction, distributed over five floors, with one basement.

The Penteada Complex hosted the Funchal 2016 European Open Championships and is also set to host the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships.

HIGH-TECH VENUES: The Penteada Olympic Pools Complex is one of the most modern swimming arena.