Otopeni Aquatics Centre (Romania)

Set to be the stage of the next European Short Course Swimming Championships in 2023, the Otopeni Aquatics Centre, near Bucharest, Romania was also recently home to the European Junior Swimming and Diving Championships (LEN) this past July.

Just over one year old, the extraordinary aquatics complex has drawn much attention for its technical and architectural distinction. The Otopeni Centre is the largest aquatics facility in Romania and, thanks in part to the contributions of Myrtha Pools, it is also the most technologically advanced.

The facility features six Myrtha Pools. The main arena is home to a world-class 10-lane, 50 M competition tank equipped with Myrtha Track-Start blocks and a moveable bulkhead, so the pool can be easily configured for water polo, artistic swimming and other uses. The main pool offers stadium seating for close to 2800 racing fans. A press area is reserved to ensure excellent media coverage of international events.

Five more Myrtha pools help make the Otopeni Centre a full-service facility – In addition to the competition pool, there is a short-course training and warm up pool and a competition diving tank, equipped with underwater windows for filming and a bubbler system that creates an air cushion to minimize the risk of injury for divers.

And, for non-competitive community activities there is a leisure and relaxation pool, a learn-to-swim pool, and a half-moon play pool offering a fun experience for younger guests. The leisure pools featuring hydromassage benches, Myrtha’s exclusive SoftWalk floor and cervical fountains for relaxation and recovery. The leisure pools were created on the upper floors of the Otopeni facility, only possible thanks to the lightness and strength of Myrtha’s exclusive modular technology.

Set to be the stage of the next European Short Course Swimming Championships in 2023, the Otopeni Aquatics Centre, near Bucharest, Romania was also recently home to the European Junior Swimming and Diving Championships (LEN) this past July.

Just over one year old, the extraordinary aquatics complex has drawn much attention for its technical and architectural distinction. The Otopeni Centre is the largest aquatics facility in Romania and, thanks in part to the contributions of Myrtha Pools, it is also the most technologically advanced.

The facility features six Myrtha Pools. The main arena is home to a world-class 10-lane, 50 M competition tank equipped with Myrtha Track-Start blocks and a moveable bulkhead, so the pool can be easily configured for water polo, artistic swimming and other uses. The main pool offers stadium seating for close to 2800 racing fans. A press area is reserved to ensure excellent media coverage of international events.

Five more Myrtha pools help make the Otopeni Centre a full-service facility – In addition to the competition pool, there is a short-course training and warm up pool and a competition diving tank, equipped with underwater windows for filming and a bubbler system that creates an air cushion to minimize the risk of injury for divers.

And, for non-competitive community activities there is a leisure and relaxation pool, a learn-to-swim pool, and a half-moon play pool offering a fun experience for younger guests. The leisure pools featuring hydromassage benches, Myrtha’s exclusive SoftWalk floor and cervical fountains for relaxation and recovery. The leisure pools were created on the upper floors of the Otopeni facility, only possible thanks to the lightness and strength of Myrtha’s exclusive modular technology.