50 meters, 10 lanes… The next pool of the intercommunal pool will be an Olympic pool. The project presented this Tuesday, January 24 will be operational at the end of 2023.
This is a major new sports facility that will soon be offered to swimmers in Guadeloupe. The Syndicat Intercommunal de la Piscine Abymes/Gosier/Pointe-à-Pitre will undertake the construction of an Olympic pool on the Abymes site.
The project was presented this Tuesday, January 24, at the Taonaba space, in Les Abymes. A swimming pool 50 meters long and 10 lanes will soon see the light of day.
The union’s objective is to be able to host international competitions, but above all to certify swimmers’ records.
This future pool, complementary to the existing complex (with 4 pools), will have a grandstand. Spectators will therefore have covered seats during the various events.
The sports facility was co-financed by the European Union and the European Regional Development Fund, for a total amount of 6,958,600 euros. An amount that includes the pool and its annexes (changing rooms, filtration rooms and technical rooms).
Delivery is scheduled for the end of 2023.
It is the International Swimming Federation (FINA) which imposes specific criteria for a swimming pool to be considered an Olympic pool:
- the olympic pool length must be 50 meters,
- the width must be 25 meters,
- the depth must be 2 meters minimum, but 3 meters depth is recommended,
- an Olympic swimming pool must count in all 10 lanes (8 + 2), which are numbered from 0 to 9,
- the width of the corridors must be 2.5 meters,
- the water temperature is between 24 and 28 degrees.