June 2012 – Myrtha Pools, the world-wide leader in aquatic technology, helped set the stage at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming (June 25 – July 2).
The company installed the two 50m pools -equipped with ten lanes– that transformed the state-of-the-art 17,000-seat CenturyLink Center, in Omaha, into a world-class swimming arena.
It was the third time that Myrtha, a proud partner of USA Swimming since 2004, served as the Official Pool Manufacturer of the Olympic Trials.
In just 10 days, Myrtha Pools have employed its industry-leading, exclusive technology to construct the Trials main competition and warm-up pools, covering the lower bowl of the CenturyLink Center with more than 40 tons of Myrtha materials, filled with 1.7 gallons of water.
The 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials marked the first time Myrtha served as the Official Pool Manufacturer of the Olympic Trials. That year, Myrtha’s cutting-edge pool technology helped bring the Trials to the city of Long Beach, CA. as USA Swimming and the event’s organizers were able to host the event at an outdoor, temporary venue for the first time in history.
In Omaha in 2008, nearly 16,000 spectators filled the then-named Qwest Center to watch the action unfold during the Trials’ 16 sessions. More than 14,000 spectators were expected to fill the CenturyLink Center in 2012.
At the end of the event, the state-of-the-art pools constructed at the CenturyLink Center, have moved to new, permanent facility.
Type: competition temporary pool, warm up pool
Accessories: Removable headwalls
Dimension: 50 x 25 m
Benefit: Temporary pool in Century Link Center
Technology: Myrtha overflow gutter – classic competition