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Fluidra earns its seventh FINA certificate in Indonesia

Fluidra earns its seventh FINA certificate in Indonesia
September 6, 2020

The International Swimming Federation (FINA) has certified the Arena Aquatic PON XX in Jayapura, capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, to host international championships.

The project, which began last year and which has cost US$4.7 million, and the subsequent FINA certification once again, will see the venue debut its top-tier event hosting with aquatic competition during Indonesian National Sports Week (Pekan Olah Raga Nasional 2021), an event held every four years with athletes from all of Indonesia’s provinces.

Xavier Pavon, Fluidra's Managing Director in Asia, sees that the project reinforces the company’s leading position in the competition pool segment, explaining “we started working in Papua in April 2019 as part of the support team for the PT Waskita Karya construction company and the Indonesian Swimming Federation.

“Despite the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, we are proud that our team was able to complete the project successfully and on time.”

With this new certification, Fluidra's subsidiary in Indonesia now has seven FINA-certified swimming pools, together with Aquatic GBK and Aquatic PPOP Ragunan. The pool designed and built for the 19th Sukma Games in Malaysia also features FINA certification, further enhancing Fluidra’s leadership in the competition pool segment in Asia.

The Arena Aquatic PON XX Papua comprises three pools: an Olympic competition pool measuring 50x25x3m with a movable bulkhead that adapts to all swimming events; a 25x20x5m diving pool (both made with SKYPOOL technology); and a concrete, 50x21m warm-up pool with a variable depth of between one and two metres.

Fluidra has been designing and equipping both competition and training pools for over 45 years and has participated in the design, planning, and execution of multiple facilities for FINA-organised International Swimming Championships, including Barcelona 2003, Shanghai 2006, Melbourne 2007, Mánchester 2008, the 2018 Asian Games, the 2018 Mediterranean Games of Tarragona and the 2019 Pan American Games.

For more information on Fluidra, click here to visit their listing in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Click here to contact AstralPool Australia, a division of Fluidra, via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Image shows the 50 metre pool at the Arena Aquatic PON XX in Jayapura.

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