University of Texas

Austin, Texas, Usa

Texas Longhorns swimmers enjoy the great outdoors.

 

Athletes and students at The University of Texas have a beautiful new outdoor Myrtha Pool for swimming and training in safety.

The new facility offers Longhorns swimmers a safe outdoor practice space, a welcome alternative to indoor training during the pandemic. Myrtha’s proprietary production and installation processes made it possible to get the new pool in the ground and open for business in short order, even in amidst Covid closures and delays.

Uniquely configured, the pool offers training in 10 lanes x 25 yards, perfect for the NCAA season. And the tank also features a section that is 5 lanes x 50 m, ideal for the long-course season.
Opened in August 2020, the new pool has been named to honour long-time-Longhorns swim coach, Eddie Reese. One of the winningest coaches in NCAA history, Reese has steered his Longhorns athletes to 14 NCAA championships since taking over in 1978.

His many successes also include winning the Big 12 Conference Championship every year since 1980 and being named NCAA Coach of the Year on 8 occasions. Internationally, Reese’s swimmers have earned a hard-to-fathom 63 Olympic medals (including 39 golds) and he has been a member of the coaching team at an astounding 6 Olympic games.

The Longhorns’ new pool features top Myrtha technology including a full set of Myrtha blocks positioned atop our turbulence-reducing, flow-through bulkhead. Designed to absorb (rather then reflect) a swimmer’s surge wave, the Myrtha bulkhead helps maintain ideal swimming conditions for racing and training.

The new facility, located next to the school’s indoor pool, also includes a new diving dry-land-training area, new team locker rooms, and a team lounge area.

Athletes and students at The University of Texas have a beautiful new outdoor Myrtha Pool for swimming and training in safety.
The new facility offers Longhorns swimmers a safe outdoor practice space, a welcome alternative to indoor training during the pandemic. Myrtha’s proprietary production and installation processes made it possible to get the new pool in the ground and open for business in short order, even in amidst Covid closures and delays.

Uniquely configured, the pool offers training in 10 lanes x 25 yards, perfect for the NCAA season. And the tank also features a section that is 5 lanes x 50 m, ideal for the long-course season.

Opened in August 2020, the new pool has been named to honour long-time-Longhorns swim coach, Eddie Reese. One of the winningest coaches in NCAA history, Reese has steered his Longhorns athletes to 14 NCAA championships since taking over in 1978.

His many successes also include winning the Big 12 Conference Championship every year since 1980 and being named NCAA Coach of the Year on 8 occasions. Internationally, Reese’s swimmers have earned a hard-to-fathom 63 Olympic medals (including 39 golds) and he has been a member of the coaching team at an astounding 6 Olympic games.

The Longhorns’ new pool features top Myrtha technology including a full set of Myrtha blocks positioned atop our turbulence-reducing, flow-through bulkhead. Designed to absorb (rather then reflect) a swimmer’s surge wave, the Myrtha bulkhead helps maintain ideal swimming conditions for racing and training.

The new facility, located next to the school’s indoor pool, also includes a new diving dry-land-training area, new team locker rooms, and a team lounge area.