Venue : Olympic Aquatics Centre Athens

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The Olympic Aquatic Centre is a complex at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex, consisting of two outdoor pools and one indoor pool, that was built for the 1991Mediterranean Games. It was refurbished and expanded for the 2004 Summer Olympics. The larger of the outdoor pools, which seats 11,500 spectators, hosted swimming and water polo events. The smaller pool, which hosted synchronized swimming, sat 5,300 fans. The indoor pool, which hosted the diving events, sat 6,200 observers.

The outdoor pool was the subject of significant controversy during the run-up to the Olympic games. A roof was planned that would have shielded the swimmers from the blazing Athens sun. This feature was later scrapped, leaving the athletes and most of the fans without shade during the events. The venue was however, FINA approved.

Indoor Swimming Pool

Description
Includes:

1 closed racing pool, 8 tracks, measuring depth 50mX21mX2m
1 previously heated indoor pool measuring 25mX12, 5mX1, 80m depth
1 closed katadytirio measuring 25mX12, 5mX5m depth of 1m springboard, 3m, 5m, 7.5 m, 10m
1 closed polygonal previously heated pool for divers
1 outdoor pool proponiseos-race, 8 tracks, measuring depth 50mCh21mCh2m
1 open educational, children’s pool, measuring 10mX10mX0 ,70-0, 90m depth
1 outdoor pool synchronized swimming 25mX33mX2m dimensional depth (new construction, capacity 800 seats)
Electronic Table
4 pillars which supported the roof. The distance between pillars is 108m, which is more open to the world
Capacity 5500 seats
In 1300 there journalistic platform positions for the press and the media

Helpful Sites

  • As the open so the pool closed, there are several rooms used for daily operation, and many others that provide various services during the Games.
  • Room for microsurgical operations during the Games
  • Room for physiotherapy
  • Games for doping control
  • Hall for use as cardiac surgery and pathology, and any other appropriate specialty in the race lasts
  • Fitness center with weights
  • Massage rooms in each locker room
  • Two saunas
  • Changing rooms with showers
  • Room with a trampoline for training of divers
  • Hall of mirrors and bars for the training of athletes in synchronized swimming
  • Press room of 200 people
  • Closed circuit television
  • 2 darkroom
  • Bar (center) and small bar are open during the race behind the platforms
  • Elevator towers diving
  • Parking 200 spaces
  • First aid room

Open Swimming

Description

1 open katadytirio measuring 25mX21mX5m depth of 1m  springboard, 3m, 5m, 7.5 m

Includes:

  • Pool 1 open date, 10 tracks, measuring depth 50mX25mX2m
  • 1 small enclosed octagonal previously heated pool for divers
  • Electronic Table
  • Capacity 8000
  • On the platform there are 500 places for journalists in print and online press

Helpful Sites

Apart from the pools there are various sites, some of which are used daily and others during the games.

  • Press room for 250 people
  • Closed circuit television
  • 2 darkroom for photo display
  • Agencies that use various Federations and organizations
  • Bars and during the course of the games operate bars and places behind the platforms
  • Elevator for disabled people to have access behind the platforms
  • Elevator towers diving
  • 100 parking places
  • 7 entries: 3 for the central administration of the pool, journalists, officials and athletes and 4 for the fans.

During the Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011, June 25 – July 4 2011.The  Olympic Aquatic Centre is part of the O.A.K.A. during the World Summer Games Special Olympics Athens 2011 will be held the following events:

Aquatics


1.  Events
 Offered

 

 

2. Registration 
 Instructions

• Athletes 
 are 
 restricted 
 to 
 participation 
 within 
 one 
 category 
 as 
 outlined
above:
o 4x25m 
 relay: 
 This 
 relay 
 may 
 be 
 a 
 composite 
 of 
 athletes 
 from
Categories 
 1, 
 2 
 & 
 3.
o 4x50m 
 relays, 
 4x100m 
 relays: 
 The 
 relays 
 may 
 be 
 a 
 composite 
 of
athletes 
 from 
 Categories 
 2, 
 3 
 and 
 4.
• All 
 athletes 
 registered 
 for 
 aquatics 
 may 
 enter 
 a 
 maximum 
 of 
 two 
 (2)
individual 
 events 
 and 
 one 
 (1) 
 relay. 
 If 
 athletes 
 are 
 entered 
 in 
 Category 
 3
or 
 Category 
 4, 
 they 
 may 
 select 
 a ​​
 third 
 individual 
 event 
 if 
 it 
 is 
 200 
 meters
or 
 longer.
• Delegations 
 are 
 encouraged 
 to 
 distribute 
 their 
 entire 
 quota 
 across 
 the
categories. 
 
 This 
 will 
 ensure 
 equitable 
 representation 
 among 
 the 
 variouevents.
• 1500m 
 Open 
 Water 
 Swimming 
 – 
 To 
 be 
 eligible 
 athletes 
 must 
 meet 
 the
following 
 standards:
o Swim 
 1500m 
 in 
 60 
 minutes 
 or 
 less 
 in 
 a 
 sanctioned 
 race 
 event 
 by 
 a
national / international 
 sport 
 federation 
 or 
 accredited 
 Special 
 Olympics
Program 
 between 
 January 
 1st
, 
 2009 
 and 
 January 
 31st
, 
 2011.
o Open 
 water 
 swimmers 
 will 
 be 
 required 
 to 
 participate 
 in 
 the 
 800 
 meter
indoor 
 event 
 for 
 divisioning 
 purposes.

3. Sport 
 Uniform / Equipment:

• Athletes 
 are 
 required 
 to 
 wear 
 swimsuits 
 which 
 are 
 within 
 the 
 guidelines
prescribed 
 by 
 the 
 Federation 
 Internationale 
 de 
 Natation 
 Amateur 
 (FINA).
Referees 
 have 
 the 
 authority 
 to 
 exclude 
 any 
 competitor 
 whose 
 swimsuit
does 
 not 
 comply 
 with 
 FINA 
 guidelines.

  • Suits 
 should 
 not 
 be 
 transparent, 
 even 
 when 
 wet.
  • Female 
 athletes 
 should 
 wear 
 a 
 one-piece 
 tank 
 suit.
  • Open 
 water 
 swimmers: 
 Each 
 participant 
 shall 
 be 
 permitted 
 to 
 wear 
 a 
 wetsuit 
 or 
 technical 
 swimsuit 
 from 
 any 
 manufacturer 
 without 
 penalty 
 in 
 the 
 1.5-kilometer 
 open 
 water 
 swimming 
 event 
 as 
 long 
 as 
 the 
 wetsuit 
 does 
 not 
 exceed 
 five 
 millimeters 
 in 
 thickness 
 and 
 abides 
 by 
 all 
 other 
 Special 
 Olympics 
 regulations, 
 including 
 General 
 Rules 
 Section 
 4.08 
 governing 
 the 
 use 
 of 
 commercial 
 markings 
 on 
 Athletes’ 
 uniforms.
  • All 
 athletes 
 and 
 coaches 
 must 
 wear 
 pool 
 shoes 
 on 
 the 
 pool 
 deck 
 area.
  • Athletes 
 are 
 required 
 to 
 bring 
 their 
 own 
 team 
 uniform 
 swimsuit, 
 goggles, 
 swimming 
 hat, 
 pool 
 shoes, 
 robe 
 and 
 towel 
 for 
 competition. 
 Following 
 all 
 finals 
 events 
 athletes 
 will 
 be 
 taken 
 directly 
 to 
 Awards 
 Staging 
 after 
 their 
 competition. 
 All 
 athletes 
 reporting 
 to 
 Competition 
 Staging 
 for 
 these 
 events 
 must 
 wear 
 their 
 team 
 track 
 suit 
 or 
 robe 
 and 
 pool 
 shoes.
  • Towels 
 and 
 locks 
 for 
 lockers 
 will 
 not 
 be 
 provided.

4. Competition 
 Rules

• All 
 events 
 will 
 be 
 governed 
 FINA 
 and 
 Official 
 Special 
 Olympics 
 Summer 
 Sports 
 Rules.
• An 
 athlete 
 may 
 be 
 disqualified 
 for 
 illegal 
 strokes, 
 starts 
 and 
 turns, 
 and 
 any 
  unsportsmanlike 
 behavior.

5. Points 
 of 
 Emphasis 
 – 
 Rules 
 Condition

• The 
 aquatics 
 event 
 will 
 take 
 place 
 in 
 an 
 indoor, 
 50X21X2m 
 depth
competition 
 pool 
 with 
 8 
 lanes. 
 The 
 short 
 course 
 format 
 (25m) 
 will 
 be
used 
 for 
 the 
 Games • The 
 800m 
 freestyle 
 and 
 1500m 
 freestyle 
 will 
 be 
 timed 
 finals.
• The 
 Open 
 Water 
 Swimming 
 Event 
 will 
 take 
 place 
 in 
 the 
 Schinias
Academy.

 

 

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