The aquatics centre pools are tested before being being sealed and tiled
Images of London’s Olympic swimming venue being tested have been released.
The dive pool and two 50m swimming pools at the aquatics centre are filled with water before being sealed and lined with tiles in preparation for the 2012 Games.
Work is also underway lining the unique 160m long wave-shaped steel roof, which weighs more than 3,000 tonnes and rests on just three concrete supports. In the coming weeks cladding will start on the curving timber ceiling and work is continuing on the huge 250m x 45m land bridge that forms the main walking access into the Olympic park and the roof of the training pool.
The aquatics centre is on track to be complete in summer 2011 ready for test events. After the Games it will provide two 50m swimming pools with moveable floors and separation booms, a diving pool and dry diving area for the full range of community and elite use.