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04.03.2016 University life

On Thursday 3 March, State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin took part in opening of the new Tomsk Polytechnic University’s swimming pool.


The new pool is located on Savenykh street. It composes two sports halls, a 6 lane swimming pool of 25x16 m square. Up to 64 people can swim per an hour.

“I am glad to participate in the opening of a new marvelous swimming pool. It reminds how a healthy lifestyle is important, one should work both mentally and physically,”

- said RF Parliament Chairman Sergey Naryshkin.

The pool was built within the United Russia initiative “500 Swimming Pools”. Sergey Naryshkin coordinates this initiative.

The pool got started to build in January 2015. The new TPU sport facility is provided with up-to-date water treatment system and other advanced equipment.

“On behalf of Tomsk region governor, the chairman of the Supervisory Board Sergey Zhvachkin, I congratulate with opening of a great swimming pool.

We are glad, that it was built just in a year. This is not far a single object which we put into operation in 2015-2016,”

-pointed out the Dupity Tomsk region governor Alexander Fadeev.

“Today we look at another masterwork of TPU – in a year we’ve got a new swimming pool,”

-adds Tomsk Mayor Ivan Klein.

The university administration stressed that both the university students and faculty and Tomsk people will go to the pool. The time left after classes will be given to season tickets. The pool is available for people with disabilities too.

“At TPU is like at a submarine – a day stands for two days. Today we have two holidays.

At first, we have dreamed about a pool for ages. We could not await a best gift.

Secondly, we have not waited for State Duma Chairman Sergey Naryshkin because of all his duties. I thank greatly to each one who contributed the building of this masterwork. Let true sport passions run high in this basin,” – congratulated TPU rector Petr Chubik.

The first athletes tested the new TPU swimming pool were senior pupils of Tomsk: at the opening a swimming competition was held, which is planned to arrange annually.

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