Ever wonder what makes a competition pool fast?
16 Apr Ever wonder what makes a competition pool fast?
What makes a swimming pool fast ?
Interesting story here on The Brown Daily Herald, with Brown Bears’ head coach Peter Brown describing what makes the new Katherine Moran Coleman Center swimming pool the fastest aquatic center in the Ivy League and in the Northeast.
“Fast pools have specific characteristics, and if you don’t have those, you’re going to have a slow pool,” Peter Brown said.
The first quality is the pool’s depth. In general, “the deeper the water, the better,” Peter Brown said. Men’s swimming captain James Hunter ’12 said the nine feet of depth reduce swimmers’ waves from bouncing off the bottom of the pool, which reduces turbulence in the water.