Club Natació Banyoles (CNB) (Spain)
The club was founded in 1925 and is based in the town of Banyoles, 120 km north of Barcelona. It counts with 500 sport licenses, more than 10.000 members and 40 professional staff, covering the following sports: swimming, canoeing, rowing, triathlon, athletics, rescue & first aid, water polo and kayak / canoe polo. For the first six disciplines, CNB is affiliated to the Spanish Federation.
One of the main assets of CNB is to be located on the shore of the Lake of Banyoles, the largest of Catalonia with a total surface of 1.42 km2. This natural lake offers a unique experience for the practice of water sports and became the rowing Olympic venue during Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992. Following this Olympic election, CNB restructured its sports facilities and nowadays counts with 6.000 square meters surface, including paddle, fitness, rowing & canoeing hangars, 2 different swimming pools, conference rooms, restaurant and bar, etc.
This high-quality infrastructure has allowed the club to organise several national and international competitions (World and European championships, etc.).
A total of 23 athletes of CNB have participated in the Olympic Games under different modalities.