Children, youngsters and adults were invited to attend the 12th Tournament of the Sea - Siza Vieira Trophy, which was helded on 9th of June of 2019, at 3:30 pm, at Matosinhos Municipal Swimming Pool.
The Tournament was organized by the Swimming section of Leixões Sport Club, with the purpose to provide a sporting competition for young swimmers and a moment of sharing and union among all participants, including those who were watching.
The event was only possible thanks to the support of the following entities: Matosinhos City Council, Matosinhos Sport, ESAD (School of Arts and Design), ANNP (Association of Northern Portugal Swimming), Berker, MDS - Schmitt + Sohn Elevators, EXPORLUX, SPR AUTO, Fun Languages Maia, N5Consult, Leixauto and Vitalis. Special thanks to the Municipality of Matosinhos.
The swimmers' participation in this tournament was intended for cadets and children from different clubs on competitive races. Extra-competition all the levels of competition swam of the section of Swimming of the Leixões SC.
In this Tournament there was a final classification by clubs for the cadet and for the children's stage, and at the end, after the lunch, the Arq. Siza Vieira Trophies were distributed to the top three medals and participation medals at all swimmers in competition.
The public also had the opportunity to purchase official items and products from Loja do Mar and shared moments of fun with Edison, the mascot of Leixões SC!
The tournament itself has already eleven editions, it is the club's objective to make this event attractive and interesting for the reality of Swimming and the Municipality of Matosinhos. We believe that the coincidence with the Feasts of the Lord of Matosinhos were an added value for the Municipality and for the population, reason why we counted with their massive participation.
With this event Leixões intended to honor and give importance to the land and its people, as well as to assume the Leixões as an institution of Matosinhos and its countrymen.
Once again, Álvaro Siza Vieira, whose family has a long relationship with the club, was chosen as the icon, namely through the "Siza Vieira Pavilion".