U.S. Olympic Trials Pool in Omaha Begins Construction 3 Weeks Out

With just over three weeks remaining between now and the beginning of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming, the pool construction is underway in Omaha.

Check out the video on Omaha Sports Insider, which includes a time lapse of construction from the Trials in 2012.

Workers are putting in “14-16 hour days,” says Harold Cliff of the Omaha Sports commission. Myrtha Pools’ John Ireland says that they’re going to be pumping in two million gallons of water before swimmers first hop in for warmup.

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iLikePsych

Not to stir the pot, but couldn’t they have started a bit sooner? That way people don’t have to work 16 hour days?

Huskerfan

Then you would have to shut down the facility longer. They would not be able to host any events there, hence lose money. 14-16 hour days is nothing unusual and anyone can handle that for a few weeks.

Lane Four

Feels really good knowing that the Trials are pretty much all sold out. Swimming has come a long long way and it is about time.

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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