Pan Am Pool

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Pan Am Pool

The Pan Am Pool is an indoor swimming facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada built for the 1967 Pan American Games. It is located in southwest Winnipeg and consists of three pools, two of them used for competitive swimming, and one is a children's "kiddie pool".

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The main tank is 25 yards (23 m) wide. The facility also has a track and two weight rooms. The dive tank is part of the main pool and has a depth of sixteen feet (4.9 m). It consists of a pair of one-metre springboards, a pair of three-metre springboards, and one each of 3, 5, 7.5 and 10 metre platforms. For swimming competitions the main part of the pool can be adjusted for either long course (50m) or short course (25m) lengths by means of a movable bulkhead. The bulkhead can also be set to 15m for competitions, or 30m for water polo. The pool also has a climbing rope (3m)near the diving towers. The PanAm is home to the Manta Swim Club, The Manitoba Marlins and The Manitoba Masters Aquatic Club swim teams, it also hosts the Neptunes and Bushido waterpolo teams.

For many years, the pool hosted the Aquatic Hall of Fame and Museum of Canada. Also located on the campus of the pool is Winnipeg's specialized Pan Am Clinic, a surgical unit specializing in sports injuries since 1979.

The Pan Am Pool has hosted the Pan Am Games twice, in 1967 and 1999. The 1999 FINA Women's Water Polo World Cup was held in this pool as well.

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Coordinates: 49°51′19″N 97°10′23″W / 49.855195°N 97.173133°W / 49.855195; -97.173133