MSAC: technology at the service of the record

Things are definitely heating up toward the finals of the world championships in Australia. We’re not just talking about the temperatures that rise as summer approaches here in the southern hemisphere, but also the records that firing up the crowds at the Melbourne Sports Aquatic Center (MSAC). This facility, for which Myrtha supplied a competition pool in 2006, was equipped with the largest movable floor in the world. Still in splendid shape, this Myrtha pool has been a key part of 5 World records and numerous world championship meet records. For many years, Australia has been among the world powers in swimming. As Fiona Preston, General Manager of MSAC, explains: “We are an island. Everybody in Australia learn to swim at some point, so swimming is part of the whole community.” But many of Australia’s swimming pools today are now obsolete, built in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. “Almost every Australian community has a swimming pool,” says Justin Scarr, CEO of Royal Life Saving Australia. “We grow up with swimming pools almost within walking distance, or a few minutes car driving. The problem with that is that many of the swimming pools are aging.

To continue being a world swimming power while promoting the sport and reducing the risk of drowning, the country needs to renovate these swimming pools. And how to renovate an obsolete concrete pool without complete demolition, without long delays while remaining in compliance with international standards for competitions? The answer is Myrtha RenovAction, a technology that for years has successfully allowed pools badly degraded by the passage of time to return to their former glory – and all of this with an eye on environmental responsibility, thanks to reduced CO2 emissions with the Myrtha approach as compared to traditional construction methods.