Wales National Pool


The Wales National Pool (Welsh: Pwll Cenedlaethol Cymru) is a 50-metre swimming pool in the Sketty area of Swansea, Wales.

Logo of the Wales National Pool

The main pool is 50 m long and 21 m wide, so it does not meet the FINA definition of an Olympic size pool.[1]

History


The £11 m pool opened in 2003 following the demolition of Wales' national pool, the Wales Empire Pool in Cardiff, in 1998 due to the construction of the Millennium Stadium,[2] and served as its replacement for a short period, until the construction of the £32 m Cardiff International Pool.

Use


The facility, which also has a 25m x 9.5m training pool and 1,200 spectator seats, is one of the facilities used to train Wales' world class aquatic sports athletes[3] and houses the headquarters of the Swim Wales, formerly the Wales Amateur Swimming Association.[4]

Some swimmers used the pool to train for the London 2012 Olympics.[5] The facility was built with funding from Sport Wales, Swansea Council and Swansea University and is built on the site of the university's sports centre.

See also


Notes


  1. "Pool report". www.sussexsport.org. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  2. "National Pool 'not just for elite'". BBC News. 21 July 2004. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  3. "Swim Wales National Team Plan". Retrieved 21 February 2010.
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  5. "Swansea riding high after Olympic joy". 19 August 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2010.