FINA and Swiss Aquatics celebrate the new aquatic centre of the Vaudoise Arena with Myrtha Pools
How to inaugurate the largest, most modern aquatic centre in all of Switzerland? Myrtha Pools has chosen to do so together with FINA and Swiss Aquatics during the 24 hours of swimming promoted by Lausanne Natation, a very popular event in the Olympic capital city. The Italian company is proud to have contributed to fundraising for children and young people who have recovered from cancer, and to illustrate how the Myrtha pools within the new aquatic centre serve to promote beneficial events related to swimming and various aquatic disciplines.
Thanks to its tremendous competition swimming pools, the Vaudoise Arena is the perfect venue for the training of Swiss athletes. As was pointed out in the opening speech by Roberto Colletto, CEO of Myrtha Pools: “I’m very excited to be here for the 24-hour swim charity event in an outstanding facility, in the city of sport, Lausanne. I would like to thank all the teams and the stakeholders that made it possible to complete such a beautiful facility, one of the largest in Switzerland, and I’m sure the most advanced one. I’m happy to celebrate this centre with FINA and Swiss Aquatics: thank you for your support. And speaking of the Vaudoise Arena Aquatic Centre, for us it’s a beacon, a model, an example. Thanks to the vision of the Pont 12 studio, it is an example of a beautiful and functional centre. Here we have a model that combines the best of aquatic technology available in terms of swimming pools and accessories, not only for high-level athletes, but also for everyday citizens interested in keeping fit.”
This clear message was reinforced by the presence of the international swimming federation (FINA), which wanted to be present to emphasize the importance of the new Swiss aquatic centre. Representing FINA, with whom Myrtha Pools has been a partner since 2009, marketing director James Moy explained: “FINA is delighted to be supporting one of our longest-standing global partners following the installation of another state-of-the-art pool facility: pools that will provide a superb new focal point for aquatic sports in the city of Lausanne (home of FINA’s headquarters) and the wider region. In addition, it is great to see the pools hosting such important charitable events as the 24 Heures Natation promoted by Léman Hope and Lausanne Aquatique.”
Thanks to the presence of swimming champions such as Olympian Jérémy Desplanches along with the performance of some divers from the Swiss national team, every record from the previous 36 editions of 24 Hours of Swimming was beaten. A total of 3,354 Swiss francs were collected to fund the initiative in favour of young people recovering from cancer. Some 1,200 swimmers immersed themselves into the new Myrtha pool of the Vaudoise Arena, and we like to think that at least some small part of this distinction is fueled by the desire to experience the world’s very finest swimming pools.