A Myrtha pool in the British Virgin Islands
Panam Sports, World Aquatics to provide British Virgin Islands with a Myrtha solution
Panam Sports and World Aquatics, the new name of the international federation formerly known as FINA, have united to sign an agreement with the Olympic Committee of the British Virgin Islands to support them in building a new swimming pool, after the site previously used for training was destroyed by a hurricane in 2017. Myrtha Pools is proud to have been chosen to supply the 25m pool, a pilot project led by Panam that will allow professional athletes to train in a pool that is also approved for competition and will promote learning to swim for the whole community.
The pool will be built at Lavity Stoutt Community College and, in addition to serving Virgin Islands federation athletes, it will also be used for federation-organised lifesaving courses and maritime studies courses for the college’s students.
In 2017, Hurricane Irma and her winds in excess of 280km/h destroyed the Prospect Reef pool. Since that point in time, athletes of the British Virgin Islands federation have been without an aquatic centre. Thanks to the donation from Panam and World Aquatics, the dream of athletes and many boys and girls will be restored by virtue of a world-class Myrtha Pool.