On an on-going basis, the DGI House in Vejle has been extended since 2009 and now the time has finally come for the swimming facilities. After a development process with the user groups, the municipality of Vejle and the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities, the project is ready.
The existing swimming pools will be converted into two pools meant for playtime in water and various types of movement activities such as diving, trampoline and rehabilitation – and the slides will be extended from 30 to 50 meters. The existing children’s pool will remain the same.
In connection with the existing build, a new 50 meter pool will be established with large glass fronts. The new 50 meter pool will be equipped with LED lights at the bottom so that the swimmers can get a competition experience even though they are just training alone. Swimmers can follow the strip of lights that can be set at several different speeds and attempt to get ahead of them. On the edge of the pool, there will be push buttons so that more swimmers can participate in relay races.
The pool is equipped with underwater cameras so that e.g. elite swimmers can study and refine their swimming technique during training.
The 50 meter pool means a large extension of the facility’s capacity. As it can be divided by a mobile bridge, the pool can be arranged to fit many activities at the same time. The capacity is extended from the current six lanes of 25 meters. It will be possible to train on eight 50 meter lanes or 16 lanes of 25 meters. It will also be possible to play kayak polo in one half of the 50 meter pool while others swim on 25 meter lanes in the other half.
Around the pools, various options will be established for weight lifting and fitness training in a dry area. In the existing part of the swimming pool, the old stands will be partially removed which will make room for a “Hot and Cold area” with spa, steam bath, sauna and cold water pool.