27 July - 12 August 2012. The 30th Olympic Games, held in London, are the third Olympic challenge for Myrtha Pools, after Atlanta in 1996 and Beijing in 2008. Myrtha Pools has built seven pools for the Olympics: five training pools for swimmers, installed in the Eton Manor Sports Complex, and two in the Water Polo Arena, one for warm up activities and one for the official water polo games.
All pools built by Myrtha Pools for the London Olympics were temporary structures, dismantled at the end of the event and permanently reinstalled in the 9 towns and cities around the United Kingdom that succeeded in the installation bids.
For the entire length of the Olympic Games, thanks to Myrtha Pools the London Olympic Village has been able to host the worlds largest swimming complex, consisting entirely of rectangular pools. Whats more, during the London Olympics Myrtha Pools has introduced the new Water Polo Visual System® (WVS), developed in association with Aqvatech Engineering. The Water Polo Visual System is the biggest technological innovation of recent years for the water polo game, and it is a high level spectacular system that makes use of LED markings placed in specifi c areas inside and outside the pool. These LED markings help update players, referees, the jury, audience and television viewers on the progress of the game. The Water Polo Visual System also helps the audience to understand more easily the game and ensures greater transparency concerning decisions taken by both referees and judges during the match.