The International Swimming Federation (FINA) has extended its partnership with Myrtha Pools which will continue as one of the organisation’s official partners until 2025.
For the next four years, the collaboration will see the company supply competition pools for the FINA World Championships and FINA World Swimming Championships (25m).
FINA President Captain, Husain Al-Musallam, commented: “We would like to thank our friends at Myrtha Pools for their continued trust and commitment to FINA, aquatics athletes, officials and our volunteers.
“FINA and Myrtha Pools share the same values, we are both deeply committed to the development and growth of aquatics worldwide.
“The pools were first used at an international FINA event during the FINA World Aquatics Championships in 1994, held on the main tennis court of Foro Italico in Rome.
“Our relationship with Myrtha ensures that we can continue to provide the best possible conditions for elite athletes, but also create more opportunities around the world for young people to start their aquatics journey.”
Additionally, an internship programme will also be introduced to create opportunities for selected athletes to work at the Myrtha Pools headquarters in Italy and other global offices.
The new agreement also sees Myrtha support FINA’s Pools for All programme – an initiative launched in 2019 in a bid to develop grassroots aquatics participation.
The three-day FINA Swimming World Cup 2021 finished 30th October 2021 in Kazan, Russia, where Africa’s Matthew Sates and Australia’s Emma McKeon were crowned the winners.
In the more recent FINA World Swimming Championships, Team USA was awarded the best team of the 2021 competition.