Rio 2016 Photo Vault: Aquatics Stadium and Warm Up Facility

All photos courtesy D’Artagnan Dias. 

The Olympic competition pool is still closed to the press, but one of our Brazilian correspondents was able to snap some shots of the outside of the Olympic aquatics stadium, the warm-up pool, and the surrounding area.

For the Olympic test event, the Maria Lenk Trophy in April, the warm-up pool was not yet encased in its current bubble. During the event, some swimmers complained of a mosquito infestation in the warm up pool, but having the warm-up facilities indoors should assuage the problem.

Rio 2016 Olympic aquatics center via D'artagnan Dias

Outside the Rio 2016 Olympic aquatics center via D’artagnan Dias

Close up of the Olympic aquatics center art via D'artagnan Dias

Close up of the Olympic aquatics center art via D’artagnan Dias

Rio 2016 Olympic Aquatics Center via D'artagnan Dias

Rio 2016 Olympic Aquatics Center via D’artagnan Dias

Outside the aquatics center via D'artagnan Dias

Outside the aquatics center via D’artagnan Dias

Rio 2016 Olympic warm up pool via D'artagnan Dias

Rio 2016 Olympic warm up pool via D’artagnan Dias

Rio 2016 Olympic warm up pool via D'artagnan Dias

Rio 2016 Olympic warm up pool via D’artagnan Dias

Rio 2016 Olympic warm up pool (with a television for athletes to watch the races) via D'artagnan Dias

Rio 2016 Olympic warm up pool (with a television for athletes to watch the races) via D’artagnan Dias

Rio 2016 Olympic warm up pool via D'artagnan Dias

Rio 2016 Olympic warm up pool via D’artagnan Dias

The Jacarepaguá Lagoon is right outside the aquatics center, reportedly causing the surrounding area to smell like raw sewage. Photo via D'artagnan Dias

The Jacarepaguá Lagoon is right outside the aquatics center, reportedly causing the surrounding area to smell like raw sewage. Photo via D’artagnan Dias

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Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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