S.L. Benfica (swimming)

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Club information
Full name Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Short name Benfica
City Lisbon
Founded 1914
Home pool(s) Pool complex of the Estádio da Luz
Active departments of
Sport Lisboa e Benfica
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Sport Lisboa e Benfica created a swimming section in 1914, which had one of the most successful teams in Portugal. Benfica's most notable swimmer was Alexandre Yokochi who competed for the club his entire career, and was part of the swimming team who won the EEC European Champions Clubs Cup in 1990.[1]

Apart from the individual titles and the ECC European Champions Clubs Cup[dubious ], Benfica has won five Men's National Championships and one Women's National Championship.[2]



  • Portuguese Championship
Winners (5): 1986–87, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1992–93, 1993–94[2]
  • Portuguese Second Division
Winners: 2009–10[2]
  • ECC European Champions Clubs Cup
Winners: 1989–90


  • Portuguese Championship
Winners: 1987–88[2]


  1. ^ Yokochi (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ a b c d "Vencedores de Natação Pura". Federação Portuguesa de Natação. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 

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