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Two temporary Myrtha pools for the 2016 Olympic Swim Trials, in Omaha

Pools construction at the Centurylink Center is just more than half way complete as they gear up for Olympic Swim Trials (June 26-July 3, Omaha, Neb.).
Omaha prepares to host the U-S Olympic Swim Trials for a third time and Harold Cliff with the Omaha Sports Commission says construction on the competition and warm-up pools is ahead of schedule.

Myrtha Pools, the Italian company that puts together the big pools we see at many of these important competitions, signs both the pools, and is installing 18 pools for the 2016 Olympic Games.

In Omaha, the workers are the same ones who built the pools in 2008 and 2012 and they’re working hard to pull off the job in record time: “The people I have here behind me are quite literally the best in world at this. We bring them in from many different states and many different countries because they are all individually incredibly skilled at what they do,” said John Ireland, Director of Technical Services. “They started work last Monday and they are set to finish up next Monday; just two weeks to piece together HD TV ready crystal clear pools that’ll pump about 1.7 million gallons of temperature controlled water”.
The Swim Trials run from June 26-July 3.

 

Watch the videos:
Olympic-sized pools taking form inside the Centurylink Center
CenturyLink Center’s Swim Trials pool is ahead of schedule

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