Biermann swam to the event to formalize the deal between his company and his former club.
It is not uncommon to see a former athlete become a successful businessman and return to the club that created him to sponsor the sport.
“I was born here. Minas is my home. Here I swam, I became an athlete. I have a feeling of happiness to return home,” says Birman.
The businessman says today that he started swimming at the age of 5, when his mother took him to the “Pingo D” swimming school, when he stood out, they took him to Minas. The friends and technicians I’ve formed here.”
One of those coaches was Mauro Dinis, who eventually remembered a unique story, which the businessman confirmed.
“We were in contention for the Brazilian championship in Belém. The race was the final of the 4×100 meter medley relay. I was going to swim the breaststroke, which was my specialty. It was my turn and I jumped into the water. “Callus”. As a result, I left, and the callus remained. I ended up getting disqualified. But Mauro was very important in my life, in my education, because apart from my father and my mother, he was the one who fought with me, drew my attention.”
Competition in Minas
The sponsorship announcement turned into a big event as it also marked the start of the Copa Minas de Natao, which will run until Sunday and feature 13 clubs in the youth and youth categories.
If the subject was swimming, there was no shortage of swimmers. Also participating in the event were 2020 Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Fernando Scheffer and swimmers Luis Gustavo Borges (Gustavo Borges’ son), Aline Rodriguez, Vinicius Lanza and Canadian Bale Anderson, who was recently hired as part of the Canadian team. by the mines.
Another attraction from the pools on stage was rock band The Rustin Jacks, featuring none other than ex-swimmer Rodrigo Castro, a multiple Brazilian champion and who played at three editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney’2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. , and that guitarist today.