UNIFA, University of the Air Force, Rio de Janeiro

The new Myrtha swimming-pool built inside Rio’s Universidade da Força Aérea was commissioned by the Brazilian Ministry of the Air Force one year before the opening of the Olympic Games.

The Ministry were quick to choose to have the highest quality for their sporting facility that would be a training pool for the Olympic Games yet would remain as a permanent fixture in the Ministry’s university campus.

Installed in under two months, the swimming-pool and the sporting centre are now an outstanding legacy for Rio: there is no other facility within miles that can boast such a prestigious centre of excellence and training for future athletes.

This pool is equipped with the innovative Virtual Trainer system, with LED strips embedded into the lane lines to assist the swimmers’ pace as they train.

UNIFA, University of the Air Force, Rio de Janeiro
Type: Competition pool
Accessories: Starting Blocks Myrtha Track-Start, Myrtha Backstroke System
Year: 2016
Dimension: 50x25m
Depth: 2m
Technology: Myrtha overflow gutter – ceramic/1
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