Olympic size indoor swimming pool to be built in Korcula
According to the announcement of the Croatian Ministry of the Sea, Tourism, Transport and Development , the construction of the new Olympic size indoor swimming pool in Korcula will start in 2008 and is expected to be finished by 2009.
The total cost of the project is expected to be in the region of 25 milion kuna. It will be partly financed by the Ministry, as well as by local and regional Governments.
This is indeed very exciting news for Korcula’s swimming and water polo community as well as for KPK – the local swimming and water polo club , which has been waiting for years to get this important indoor facility. To this date, water sports training in Korcula mainly takes place in the summer, in the open air sea-water swimming pool in Borak. This new development means that training will also be able to take place in the winter, allowing for those involved in watersports to achieve the best possible results all year round.
About the Olympic Size Swimming Pool : An Olympic size swimming pool is the type of pool used in the Olympic Games. The FINA (International Swimming Federation) specifications for an Olympic pool are as follows:
Length: 50 m
Width: 25 m
Number of lanes: 8
Lane width: 2.5 m
Water temperature: 25 C – 28C
Light intensity: 1500 lux
Depth: 2.0 m minimum
Volume: minimum 2,500 m3 or 2,500,000 liters (depends on depth)
There must be two spaces 2.5 m wide outside lanes 1 and 8 (in effect, two empty lanes). Also, the 50 metres length must be between the touch pads, if they are used.
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