António José SILVA
Sporting and Coaching Career
Swimmer and water polo player, 1979 – 1993.
National & international coach, 1995 – 2007.
Trained athletes who have broken several national records and that have qualified for European Junior Championships.
Academic Experience in Sport
Professor of Sports Science, Exercise and Health at The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal, 2012 – present.
Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Science, 1993.
Post-Graduate Master’s Degree in High Performance.
Sports Training from University of Lisbon, Portugal, 1997.
PhD in Sports Science, UTAD, 2001.
Pro-Rector for Development and Internationalization at UTAD, 2007 – 2013.
Vice-Rector for Science and Technology UTAD, 2013 – 2016.
Director of the Research Centre in Sports, Health Sciences and Human Development (CIDESD), 2007 – 2013.
President of the Life and Environmental Sciences School’s (ECVA) Pedagogic Council, 2009 – 2013.
Published 50 books and book chapters and 290 articles in peer-reviewed and internationally recognised journals.
President of the Portuguese Swimming Coach Association, 2005 – 2009.
President of the Portuguese Swimming Coach Association General Assembly, 2008 – 2012.
President of the Portuguese Swimming Federation, 2013 – present.
Member of the Portuguese National Council of Sports, 2016 – present.
Member of FINA Swimming Technical Committee, 2017 – present.
FINA Bureau Member, 2021 - present.