Olympic Swimming Center at Israel's National Sports Complex

Olympic Swimming Center at Israel's National Sports Complex

Need: In the past, only a small segment of society was interested in watching or participating in sports. Today, young and old, men and women, see physical activity as an integral part of their daily lives. Citywide sports complexes are springing up in major cities around the world and it is time for Jerusalem to move into the 21st Century for sports and leisure.

Situated in Jerusalem's southwest neighborhood of Malcha, Israel's fast developing National Sports Complex has a new arena as its centerpiece, adjacent to the expanded Teddy Stadium, Jerusalem Tennis Center and a planned Olympic Swimming Center. The complex will bring economic growth to the city and a quality of life enhancement for many area residents. The area will have the capacity to host international sporting events and when completed will be the largest sports complex in the country.  

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Impact:

The Olympic Swimming Center will become the preeminent swimming facility in Jerusalem, hosting national and international sports events, conforming to the relevant sporting standards and regulations. It will also be a major focal point of sports and leisure activities for residents of the surrounding neighborhoods and the entire city. The Swimming Center will be an integrated part of Israel's National Sports Complex in Jerusalem, the country's largest sports complex, drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators and athletes each year.

  • Olympic pool meeting FINA regulation standards, spectator seating, press seats, competition areas, physical therapy and fitness rooms
  • The potential to host international swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming and diving events, competitions, athletic training camps and Paralympic swimming for athletes with disabilities.
  • Capacity to host community sports and leisure activities, featuring fitness center, locker rooms and showers, activity halls, snack stand and café, lawns, outdoor swimming pool, children's pool and parking garage 

Local Partners:

The Jerusalem Municipality; the Israel National Lottery; the Jerusalem Development Authority;

Funding needed:

200 million NIS. Naming available.

 

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