Omaha Swim Trials Presentation and Tour
Tour Starts at 3:00 pm
Please arrive by 2:45 pm
Tour Ends at 4:00 pm (approximate)
The meeting location will be the CHI Center
Engineering and building the fastest swimming pools in the world, for the fastest swim meet in world, in the shortest amount of time ever accomplished. Using state of the art computer modeling and advanced manufacturing techniques, the Team from Myrtha designs, manufactures and assembles the Olympic Standard of pools to dimensional tolerances literally impossible with conventional methods. Two 50m pools with 2.5m gallons of water built from start to finish in 7 days . . . come see how they do it.
Myrtha’s Director of Sales and Senior Engineer in North America (Mike Mintenko, OLY - John Ireland; PE, P. Eng, LEED AP) will take us through the technology, engineering standards, installation and then tour us through the facility currently under construction. Myrtha has been doing this since the 60s and has been involved in every Olympics and World Championships since the 90s. Mike is a former competitive swimmer who represented Canada in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games as well as a host of other international meets (World Championships, Commonwealth Games, and Pan Pacific Championships). Mike has led the team at Myrtha since not long after their corporate migration to the US from Italy and has increased sales over 600% in his tenure. He is an industry leader in aquatics and advises USA Swimming as well as other governing bodies. John is a licensed professional engineer throughout the US and Canada. He was formally a Sr. Project Manager at PBS&J (now Atkins International) and has been with Myrtha for the past decade. John has been responsible for the 2012 Trials, 2016 Trials, and 2016 Invictus Games. He also consulted on the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 World Championships; as well as a host of other projects and special events for Myrtha. John specializes in International Project / Construction Management and Sustainable Design.
Please park in Lot A, and sign in. We will enter the facility through the employee entrance and begin the tour from there. See map below.
1. Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, as we will be walking around the facility.
2. Masks will be required, please bring one with you!
3. We've had a few requests to bring kids with. The organizers are totally fine with this, as long as they are supervised/with an adult!