During a visit to the site where works are being carried out on the first international-scale indoor swimming pool in
Cottonera Sports Complex with an investment of € 14 million, the Secretary for Sport, the Recreation and Voluntary
Organizations Clifton Grima explained that this project has now reached its third and
its last phase.
The parliamentary secretary explained that the state-of-the-art indoor swimming pool run by Sport Malta will
be among the best sports complexes in the Mediterranean. In the words of Clifton Grima, this project promised
in the electoral manifesto is an excellent opportunity for the aquatic sports sector in our country
continue to push forward and continue to contribute to further successes achieved in recent years.
“This project will be complementing the National Strategy for Sport. This is a clear demonstration
that the government is committed to further strengthening the sports infrastructure to further raise and reach levels
of success in sport in our country “, concluded the parliamentary secretary.
The third and final phase of this project, includes rock cutting, swimming pool building, offices, plant
room, dining facilities, dressing rooms and showers. The first and second phases of this project were
consist of the dismantling and demolition of previous building, the completion of the construction of a retaining wall
of the same project, and the construction of the foundations.
This swimming pool is of Olympic size of 5,000 square meters, with a wooden roof with a length of 44 meters as
also glass walls covering 44 square meters on each side, and a depth of 2.2 meters, which length meets
requirements from the International Swimming Federation. The swimming pool will be equipped with the best
technology including that of bulkheads to divide the swimming pool into more than one facility. The
the swimming pool floor will have a function of raising and lowering so that the swimming coaches can give the
their lessons in the water itself. Apart from that, all the demolition material is being recycled.
During his speech, the Chief Executive of Sport Malta Mark Cutajar said that this is part of
a series of projects run by Sport Malta, which will be one of the best sports complexes
in the Mediterranean as the indoor swimming pool will be complementing a pavilion facility
it has space for 400 spectators as well as a conference room and a café. He said that Maltese athletes
will no longer be disadvantaged compared to foreign athletes where they train in an open pool and
compete in an indoor pool. He also added that with the facilities, the programs within Sport Malta will
growing and developing in more opportunities.