Water sports have a long history in Georgia. In the 20th century, many Georgian swimmers were considered to be one of the strongest athletes in the world, and much attention was paid to this sport. Unfortunately, over the time, success has slowed down.
That is why we decided to restore the glory that this sport deserves and since 2016, in accordance to the agreement between VTB Bank and National Federation of Water Sports of Georgia, the Bank has been providing general sponsorship to the national water polo team of Georgia. VTB Bank is actively involved in the financing of Georgian water sports. Cooperation provides financial support, training of athletes, participation in outfits and international tournaments. The financial support provided through this partnership is used for the training of athletes and for purchasing equipment. With the support of VTB Bank, Georgian national team competed in many international tournaments and championships.
In recent years, Georgian swimmers have achieved a great success and competed in the European Championship 3 times in a row.
• In 2014, along with 11 strongest teams of the Europe, the Georgian national team participated in the European Water Polo Championship in Hungary.
• Georgian athletes took the 14th place in the final stage of the European Championship 2016.
• In 2018, Georgian team finished in the 13th place in the European Championship held in Barcelona.
But we are not going to dwell on this: It’s not enough to simply compete to the 2020 European Championship or other upcoming international tournaments. We will try to improve our achievements every year and not to stop there.
Our goal is to attract as many people as possible to this sport, especially children and teenagers. Admittedly, water sports are one of the most effective ways to promote a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, we hope that in the future there will be more pools, infrastructure will be improved, and the national team will achieve even greater success. We hope that this will be a good example for children and teenagers, which will inevitably lead to greater interest in this sport.