After about two months of upgrades, the Pan Am Pool will reopen on Saturday ahead of the 2017 Canada Summer Games.
The pool closed on July 25 as part of an ongoing $9 million in renovations over the years.
“Pan Am Pool is the known competitive pool for aquatic sports in Manitoba and these upgrades will help us deliver on our promise of an exceptional athlete experience for our swimmers and divers at Games time,” said Jeff Hnatiuk, president and CEO, 2017 Canada Summer Games host society.
“We are very proud of the progress and the lasting sport legacy we’ve created within this facility.”
- A new dual bulkhead system ($550,000 funded jointly by the City of Winnipeg and the Canada Summer Games),
- Renovations to the dive tower,
- Replacement of the original boiler system and electrical upgrades,
- Front reception area, locker and shower improvements,
- Fresh paint within the main pool area, and
- Parking lot improvements.
The Canada Summer Games will also be supplying four new diving boards, 50-metre lane ropes, a timing system, and equipment for the diving dryland room, a contribution of approximately $170,000.