New Olympic-size competition pool to rise in Dededo

Artist's rendition of the planned Olympic-sized public swimming pool in Dededo (courtesy of GHURA)

A new Olympic-sized public swimming pool will soon rise in the village of Dededo.

According to the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority, the new pool is intended to replace the Agana swimming pool which has been closed due to a variety of long-standing problems.

The Guam swimming team has decried the closure of the Agana pool because they used this for practice and training.

The planned new Olympic-sized pool is expected to address the swimming team’s problem and cater to competitive swimming athletes as well as the general public.

According to GHURA architecture and engineering manager Sonny Perez, the swimming pool will be built in the area of the existing Dededo pool and it will abide by guidelines set by the International Swimming Federation.

The new swimming pool will have a canopy, bleachers for the audience during competitions, and a 10-lane competitive pool with a seating capacity of up to 1000 people.