The Peruvian Swimming Federation (Federaciòn Deportiva Peruana de Nataciòn or FDPN) has closed both its offices and its Campo de Marte facility in Lima, the site slated to host the 2019 Pan Am Games. In the past, the facility has also played host to FINA Junior World Championships and multiple national and South American championships.
The Campo de Marte complex was forced to shut down due to safety concerns. Issues included inadequate fire alarms, faulty smoke detectors, and insufficient signage denoting emergency evacuation routes. Officials also found structural corrosion and unsafe gas levels.
According to Terra Peru, in order to reopen, FDPN will have to undergo further inspection, pay a fine, and implement suggested changes.
The facility reportedly has not been inspected since 2010.
For more information, consult the related article in La Republica. Below is the release published in the World Swimming Coaches Association newsletter:
“ LIMA, PERU–Reports indicate that the offices of the Peruvian Swimming Federation, Federación Deportiva Peruana de Natación (FDPN), were closed Friday by local authorities due to safety and security concerns related to the building. The closing relates to FDPN’s Campo de Marte facility in the Jesús María district of Lima, which reportedly has not undergone inspection since 2010. FDPN must submit the facility to inspection and implement advised changes before they can reopen.”