June 12th, 2015

With construction well underway at the various aquatic venues in Kazan in preparation for the upcoming 2015 World Championships, FINA produced this video giving enthusiasts insight into just how far along the construction is now that we are just two months away from the highly-anticipated July/August international event.

The organizers in the video speak in Russian, however, it is very interesting to simply view the images of the construction’s progress, as well as get a look at some of the special features highlighted at the venues.

For instance, The Kazan Arena stadium, whose temporary pools will host both the swimming and synchronized swimming competitions has two notable details. As World Championships have historically been held indoors, a partial cover is being constructed overhead, which can be seen in the footage. Additionally, there will be two level of music speakers on-site, one for the pool area and the other specifically for the spectators to ensure that music during the synchronized swimming portion will not be “lost” between the pool and audience seating.

The organizers speaking within the video also assure viewers that the venues’ construction will indeed be done on time, which is a welcome piece of news considering the construction concerns hovering over Rio’s 2016 Olympic Games preparation.


Source : Swim Swam