Two Myrtha Pools for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games
Myrtha pools hosted the swimming and diving competitions of the third edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games that took place from the 6th to 18th of October 2018 in Buenos Aires. Exactly 3,998 talented athletes ranging in ages from 15-18, from 206 countries around the world competed in 32 sports. It was the first time the Summer Youth Olympic Games were held outside of Asia, previously hosted in Singapore 2010 and Nanjing, China in 2014.
The Aquatic facility
The building dedicated to water activities includes two aboveground permanent pools: a competition pool and a diving pool built with Myrtha technology and equipped with Defender filtration system, currently one of the most innovative pool filtration systems on the market.
The competition pool is fitted with a removable headwall, 10 Myrtha Track Start starting blocks, 10 Myrtha Backstroke systems and a Waterpolo Visual System –a visual marker system–. The pool also includes a movable bulkhead, that allows simultaneous activities to take place inside separate areas of the same swimming pool.
With a maximum depth of 5 m, the diving pool is equipped with 2 one-meter diving boards, 3 three-meters diving boards a diving platform and a Bubble Machine: Myrtha’s unique system that produces a uniform mixture of water and air in the area where the diver enters the pool thus reducing the impact to the diver.
The Olympic Park
The Youth Olympic Village was built for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics next to Roca Park in the district of Villa Soldati, a southern neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Designed in the ‘70s by Estanislao Kocourek, an architect, and South American Olympic athlete, Roca Park is an area of 33 hectares which has recently been renovated by architect Alvaro García Resta. The upgraded Youth Olympic Village includes 6 new sports facilities. The goal was to transform the Olympic Village into the home of Argentina’s high-performance sports facility: the CeNARD (Centro Nacional de Alto Rendimiento Deportivo), currently located in Núñez, a northern neighborhood of Buenos Aires.
Type: Competition pool, diving pool
Accessories: Movable bulkhead, Removable headwalls, Air safety cushion for diving, Starting Blocks Myrtha Track-Start, Myrtha Backstroke System, Waterpolo Visual System
Dimension: 51.55 x 25.025 m (Competition pool), 25.025 x 25.025 m (diving pool)
Depth: 2 m (Competition pool), 3-5 m (diving pool)
Technology: Myrtha overflow gutter – classic competition