The 11th edition of the FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships took place in Istanbul from 12 to 16 December. The event took place at the Sinan Erdem Arena, Turkey’s largest multi-purpose indoor venue and the third largest in Europe.
The Arena, named after Sinan Erdem, Chairman of the Turkish National Olympic Committee from 1989 until his death in 2003, is usually used for concerts and basketball games.
However, for that occasion it hosted the World Short Course Swimming Championships, thanks to Myrtha technology that allowed the installation of two temporary swimming pools inside the facility.
The main pool, where the races took place, was installed directly above the main basketball pitch, while the pool used for warm-up and training activities was housed in a purpose-built structure in the Arena’s car-park.
Both pools, each 25 m long, were temporary installations to be dismantled and permanently reinstalled at different locations at the end of the event.
Type: competition temporary pool
Dimension: 25 x 25 m
Depth: 2 m
Benefit: Temporary pool in Sinan Erdem Arena
Technology: Myrtha overflow gutter – classic competition