An integrated water complex was launched yesterday at Al Jazaer beach.
Supreme Council for Youth and Sport first deputy chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, cut the ribbon to open the complex, in the presence of Royal Life Saving Bahrain chairperson Shaikha Najla bint Hamad bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, BOC secretary general Mohammed Hassan Al Nusuf and Edamah CEO Amin Al Arayyed.
Bahrain Swimming Association chairman Mohammed Mejbal and Bahrain Triathlon Federation chief Abdulla Abdulsalam also attended.
Shaikh Khalid toured the milestone which includes an Olympic swimming pool, a semi-Olympic pool and other facilities.
He was briefed about various facilities and the construction method – using tools and parts that can be assembled and transported, totalling 2,613 pieces.
He attended a girls’ swimming race, held at the semi-Olympic pool, followed by a race for boys at the Olympic pool, marking the official launch of the two pools.
Shaikh Khalid thanked Edamah for providing the space for the project to be set up by the Olympic committee.