Spain’s RFEN Launches 100th Anniversary Song; Funds Raised For COVID-19

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation (RFEN) has launched “Yo Soy Como El Agua,” a song recorded by Spanish duo Urban Brother whose title essentially translates to “I Am Like Water.”

“Yo Soy Como El Agua” embodies all the values associated with aquatic sports. Mixed with traditional Flamenco and Urban Latino sounds, the lyrics discuss the topics of effort, union, pride, emotion, reward, and above all, the fact that in order to win one must know how to lose.

All funds raised through the downloads will be donated in an effort to help families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain. The song has also been made available for purchase on the iTunes store.

On April 19, 1920, the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation was founded with the Club Natació Barcelona being the first club team affiliated to the national swimming governing body.

Resulting from a change to the International Olympic Committee’s rules in order for athletes to be eligible to compete at the 1920 Olympic Games in Amberes (Belgium), competitors were forced to seek the support from their respective national governing bodies for their individual sports, giving birth to the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation.

Initially, the organization would be known as Federación Española de Natación Amateur (Spanish Amateur Swimming Federation).

A century later, the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation has launched “Yo Soy Como El Agua” in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the nation.

On Apr. 13, Spain began lifting the national lockdown as the number of new cases is decreasing. Some non-essential services have started coming back to life as the nation neared the one-month-mark since the lockdown order became effective.

Yesterday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that the nation will now remain confined until May 9.

According to the website, the nation stands second in terms of total cases associated with COVID-19 as they have reported a total of 195,944 infections and 20,453 deaths.

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