MONTREAL, May 21, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Heralding the imminent arrival of
the summer season, Parc Jean-Drapeau's Aquatic Complex opens from 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, May 24, and for every weekend until June
8. Its outdoor competition pool is the first to open on the island of
Montréal. Gradually, the recreational pool will open on May 31, as will
the two trampolines and water games, much to the delight of families.
The pools will then be open every day as of June 9. As for the diving
pool, it will be mainly used by sports clubs, but will be open to the
public starting June 1st, according to the schedule.
Spontaneous activities on some of the Saturdays
Starting on May 31 according to the calendar of activities, Samedis gonflés is back on the program this year so that children can have fun on an
inflatable game set up in the water of the recreational pool and also
enjoy the animated activities. For those who are more sports-oriented,
introductory clinics on water polo are being offered by Waterpolo
Major sports competitions
The former training venue for the swimming events at the 1976 Olympics,
the Aquatic Complex is the perfect place to host international-level
sports competitions. The 15th FINA World Masters Championships certainly fall into this category, as the event brings together 10,000
athletes from 60 countries who will be competing in open water and
synchronized swimming, diving, swimming and water polo, from July 25 to
August 10, 2014. While the event is on, the pools will be closed for
free-time swimming, but the public is invited to attend the
Championships and watch the action from the grandstands.
About the Aquatic Complex
Parc Jean-Drapeau's Aquatic Complex, one of the finest such facilities
in Canada, includes three outdoor pools: a diving pool, competition
pool and a gradual-slope recreational pool with a cushioned rubber mat
to make it easier for small children, and ideal for free-time swimming.
Just 5 minutes from downtown Montréal, the Aquatic Complex is
accessible by car, bike, the river shuttle and the subway.
(Jean-Drapeau Station exit).
For all the details about Aquatic Complex activities at Parc
Jean-Drapeau, please go to the website at: www.parcjeandrapeau.com.
SOURCE: SOCIETE DU PARC JEAN-DRAPEAU
For further information:
Société du parc Jean-Drapeau
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