Swimming training facilities enhanced at University of Bath as new turning board system is installed in London 2012 Legacy Pool

25 April 2019

The world-class swimming training facilities at the University of Bath have been further enhanced by the installation of a new turning board system in the London 2012 Legacy Pool.

The swim wall, which sits on the base of the Olympic-sized pool in the Sports Training Village, is retractable and can be raised across the entire width of the pool or just half of it.

That allows training groups using the pool – including the hugely-successful British Swimming National Centre Bath, Pentathlon GB, British Triathlon and the University’s student swimming club – to use both 50m and 25m lanes at the same time, the shorter distance ideal for those in sprint training or working towards short-course championships.

Watch a demonstration of how the turning board system works:

The turning board adds to the state-of-the-art training facilities in the pool, which already includes a £30,000 underwater camera system that allows elite swimmers to analyse their stroke in training.

As well as training groups, the pool is fully open to the public and there are currently no plans to lift the wall during the public Swim Fit sessions, which will remain a 50m lane option.

Click here for more information about the swimming programme at the University of Bath.

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