Myrtha Pools supports the 24 Hours of Swimming at the Vaudoise Arena
In Lausanne, the renowned City of Sport, Myrtha Pools is pleased to contribute to the 37th edition of the “24 hours of swimming” at the Vaudoise Arena. This event, promoted by the Leman Hope and Lausanne Natation associations, is to be held on Oct. 8 and 9 and is dedicated to young people who have just recovered from cancer. The setting for the event is the brand new aquatic centre of the Vaudoise Arena – the largest in Switzerland – where athletes of the Swiss national team also train. It is precisely the purpose of the event and the location that prompted historic partners such as FINA and Swiss Aquatics to join Myrtha Pools, sponsor of the excellent Lausanne Aquatique initiative. The Myrtha competition pool will be available to all those who want to dedicate some time, and strokes, to the cause of Leman Hope. For every km swam in the “24 heures de natation,” 1 Swiss franc will go to charity. The goal is to allow children who have overcome the battle with cancer to regain self-confidence by giving them a five-day experience aboard a sailboat on Lake Geneva.
At the opening of the event, Myrtha Pools CEO Roberto Colletto, together with the representatives of FINA (the international swimming federation) and Swiss Aquatics will give a short speech to emphasize the importance of the event and the new aquatic centre essential for growing water sports at a competitive level and beyond.
During the 24 hours, many activities will be available to entertain the participants and their families. Among them are a diving exhibition and a swimming training session organized by the Swiss swimming federation to the opportunity to try new challenges such as water polo, diving, artistic swimming and aquagym. On the morning of Oct. 9, Myrtha Pools will offer all participants a breakfast to re-energize themselves after a long swim.
It’s well known neither FINA nor Swiss Aquatics can resist a first-rate aquatic opportunity – even more so if it is hosted in a brand new Myrtha pool like the one in the Vaudoise Arena. And so there will enter the water together with Myrtha Pools employees in order to increase the total km, and thus contribute to the fundraising. For those who have held the aquatic arts close to their heart for decades, there could not be a better occasion to celebrate a centre such as the Vaudoise Arena, perfect for training and international competitions, but also designed for all water activities for adults and children thanks to the project by Pont12 Architectes and the Myrtha swimming pools.