Olympic Pools and Structures in Rio to Be Donated After the Games

The 2016 Rio Olympics are set to run in August, and after the Games are over, the temporary pools used in the various aquatic competitions will be distributed where need be.

Cities and regions in Brazil can apply for these pools, along with accessories that come with them, through February 29th. These pools are built by Myrtha, a company that has provided temporary pool construction and design for the 1996, 2008, and 2012 Olympics along with recent U.S. Olympic Trials. Not only are the pools themselves up for distribution, but also the metal structures that will be used for spectators during the Games.

Dismantling of such pool structures would begin around October of this year, after the Games have been completed, while reassembly of these structures is targeted for early 2017. The deadline for full re-installation of these pools, in their new homes across Brazil, is September of 2018.

It isn’t uncommon for temporary pools to be moved to a nearby community after an event like the Olympics are held. It was recently announced that the pool used for the upcoming U.S. Olympic Trials will move to North Dakota, where multiple collegiate, high school, club, and community programs will be able to use the new facility.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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