Myrtha Pools has signed the pools that will host the swimming competitions during the XVII edition of the Pan American Games. The multi-sports event that will last from July 10th to 26th, 2015, will be held in Toronto, the cosmopolitan metropolis located along the banks of Lake Ontario. The Pan Am Games will bring 250 thousand tourists to the city and will be an opportunity for athletes to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
The swimming and diving competition will take place at the Pan Am Sports Centre, a facility built in 2013 for the University of Toronto Scarborough, where Myrtha Pools installed two 52x25m pools, a competition pool and a training pool, both of which are equipped with removable headwalls and movable bulkheads, which will allow for several activities in the pool. The training pool also features two movable floors and will host the swimming competition event during the Parapan Am Games, the multi-sports event for athletes with physical disabilities.
The Pan Am Sports Centre is the first aquatic facility in the area with a warm up pool and the only one in the region that meets the latest international competition standards. The complex features an arena, which can accommodate up to 6.000 visitors. It is located adjacent to a field house that features gyms, a fitness area, a 200m indoor running facility and a climbing wall. The field house can seat 3,000 people and it will host the modern pentathlon fencing competition during the 2015 Pan American Games.
The Pan Am Games will have the participation of 6,000 athletes from 41 countries that will compete in 36 different sports. However, the first medal won by Myrtha Pools is the one for the sustainable building design as the structure of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre was built according to LEED principles.