Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and the sixth largest city of Russia, will host the 16th edition of the FINA World Championships. This international event will take place from July 24 through August 9, 2015 and will bring together 2,500 athletes from over 200 countries and 500.000 spectators.
Swimming, open water swimming, diving, high diving, synchronized swimming and water polo: the competitions will be held in six different sports and 75 gold medals will be awarded. This multi-sports event will guarantee a place for the top athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The Russian people considered this event so important that the Central Bank of Russia decided to issue a limited edition commemorative coin.
For the occasion, Myrtha Pools has installed 3 temporary pools: a 35×22 water polo pool located in a temporary arena located in the parking area of the Aquatics Palace aquatics centre, and two 50×26 pools, a competition pool and a warmup pool, each of which is installed in the Kazan Arena Stadium.
During the FINA World Championships, this football stadium will be divided into two distinct areas; the former will be open to the public and will hold the swimming and synchronized swimming competitions, the latter will be a restricted area, reserved for the training of the athletes.
These two pools are also equipped with Myrtha competition accessories, among which are two removable bulkheads.
All three pools have been built using Myrtha Technology in only a few weeks; a very short time of installation which is guaranteed by the exclusive modular system of Myrtha Technology.