Gwangju 2019, 18th FINA World Championships

The FINA World Championships is the high-water-mark of aquatics competitions. Featuring top athletes from around the world, records, rivalries and international standings will be challenged in Swimming, Diving, Artistic Swimming, Open Water Swimming and Water Polo. This year, the beautiful city of Gwangju, South Korea will be home to the 2-week event and Myrtha Pools will be there for every exciting moment.

Having created a top competitive swimming venue for the 2015 Universiade, also hosted in Gwangju, Myrtha has again been chosen, this time to provide 5 new temporary tanks for the aquatics world’s premier competition.


Built within existing stadium spaces, these temporary pools can manage large World Championships crowds by taking advantage of existing seating capacity of the venues. Post competition the pools are easily removed without damage to existing facilities. Myrtha’s legendary precision ensures all FINA requirements are met with millimetre accuracy, ensuring athletes from each sport can compete at the highest levels.


Two weeks, thousands of fans, hundreds of athletes plus 5 temporary and 1 permanent top technology Myrtha Pools will make for an exceptional two weeks of competition in Gwangju!


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Water Polo

Installation type: Temporary
Location: Nambu University Football Field
Size: 35 x 25 x 2 m Water Polo Competition Pool
50 x 25 x 2 m Warm-up and Training Pool


Installation type: Permanent (2015)
Location: Nambu University International Aquatics Centre
Size: 51.5 x 26 x 3 m Competition Swimming pool

High Diving

Installation type: Temporary
Location: Chosun University Football Field
Size: 15 (diameter) x 6 m deep High Diving pool

Artistic Swimming

Installation type: Temporary
Location: Yeomju Gymnasium
Size: 30 x 20 x 3 m Artistic Swimming Competition Pool
20 x 15 x 3 m  Warm-up Pool