Scotiabank Aquatics Center

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Scotiabank Aquatics Center
Guadalajara 2011 aquatics center.png
Building information
Full name National Aquatics Center
City Zapopan, Mexico
Capacity 3,593
Opened June 22, 2011
Construction cost $31.7m [1] (2011)
Main pool
Length 50 m (160 ft)
Width 25 m (82 ft)
Lanes 10

The Scotiabank Aquatics Center is an aquatics center built for the 2011 Pan American Games in the municipality of Zapopan, near Guadalajara, Mexico. It was opened June 22, 2011, built at a cost of $USD31.7m (380 million pesos). [1] It is the most modern aquatic complex of its kind in Latin America, and considered to be the second best in the world by the Fédération Internationale de Natation.[1] It has a permanent capacity 3,593,[2] but will have a capacity of 5,000 spectators for the Pan American Games.[3]

The outside of the building is shaped like a wave. It contains two 50m Olympic sized pools and a diving tank. During the 2011 Pan America Games it will host the swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo.[3] After the Pan American Games it will used as a high performance training centre, [3] and for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.

The center is sponsored by Scotiabank, a Canadian-based bank, which operates in Mexico under the name Scotiabank Inverlat.

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  1. ^ a b c Sánchez Reyes, Cristina (22 June 2011). "Centro Acuático busca estar en la élite". El Economista. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "La inauguración del Centro Acuático Scotiabank inunda Guadalajara". Informador. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Scotiabank Aquatics Center". Guadalajara 2011. Terra Networks. Retrieved 17 October 2011.