Myrtha Pools in Brazil: work continues for Rio 2016 – and more is coming up soon!

From August 5 to 21, 2016, next Olympic Games in Rio will feature training and competitions pools designed and engineered by Myrtha Pools.
Fourth time around, after Atlanta 1996, Beijing 2008 and London 2012, as many as 17 pools will be installed in Rio – from competitions to training and recovery.

Two 50 x 25 x 3 meters pools are already under construction at the Estadio Olimpico de Esportes Aquáticos, which will host all swimming competitions and warming-ups.
Diving, water polo and synchronized swimming games will be held outdoors, at Maria Lenk Aquatic Center: in this facility, opened in 2007 for the Pan American Games, Myrtha Pools installed two new outdoor pool on the side of the stadium. The first one is a permanent 50m pool used for synchro warm-up, the second one is a 25m waterpolo pool.

Two additional 50 meters pools will be installed in January: one at UNIFA (University Of The Brazilian Airforce) complete with starting blocks and Virtual Trainer; the other one at UFRJ (Universidade Federal Do Rio De Janeiro), a local university with an on-campus  25,000 square meters sports center. Both pools will be equipped with “Defender”, a water treatment plant for an extremely high water quality level.

Complete renewal for the Flamengo Center, which dates back to 1965; the Olympic pool will be restored by using Myrtha RenovAction technology, while 6 additional pools for athletes preparation have already been completed (one olympic, one semi-olympic and four more for  physiotherapy) at the Centro Paraolímpico Brasileiro in San Paolo, currently the largest in the world and a center of excellence in Brazil and Latin America for Paralympic sport.

17 pools so far, designed and installed by Myrtha for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio 2016; and three more pools currently at an advanced stage of negotiation.

Our worldwide reputation for made-in-Italy reliability and excellence is now increasingly popular in Brazil. In addition to the pools for the Olympic Games, Myrtha Pools is completing other important projects such as the Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste Fortaleza and Clube Pinheiros San Paolo.

The Pools:

Estadio Olímpico de Esportes Aquáticos
– 50 x 25 x 3 (competition pool)
– 50 x 25 x 3 (training pool)

Maria Lenk Aquatic Center
– 50x25x3m

Centro Paraolimpico:
– 52 x 25 x 3m
– 25 x 12,5 x 2m
– 3.60 x 4 x 1.04m
– 3.60 x 4 x 1.24/1.04m
– 3.60 x 3 x 2m
– 5 x 3.3 x 1.24m

– 50 x 25 x 2 m

– 50 x 25 x 3

– 50 x 25 x 2.5 m (Renovation)


Olympic Park
– 20x25x2m
– 20x25x2m
– 30x25x3m

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