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National Aquatic Centre, Bukit Jalil

The competition venue for the aquatics events will be the Aquatics Complex at the National Sports Complex, Bukit Jalil. There is a permanent seating capacity for 4,000 and temporary seats for 1,000. The complex features a diving pool, competition pool, and training pool.


Diving Pool
The diving pool has been designed in accordance to the state-of-the-art technology for diving. The pool measures 25 m x 25 m with a depth of 5 m. There are four underwater windows for video filming. There are six 1-m springboards and three 3-m springboards. Divers will be kept warm in the warm-up pool while waiting for their turns.

An adjustable diving platform (that can be adjusted from 0.5 m to 3 m) is operated by a hydraulic cylinder. A 1-m diving platform has also been built-in for the training of novice divers. Platform diving for the competition will be carried out at 5 m, 7.5 m, and 10 m.

Facilities have been meticulously designed to accommodate synchronized swimming. All safety railings on the anti-slip platform are made of stainless steel SS316 piping with a nominal diameter of 40 mm for better grip. Provisions have been made for a lift/elevator to transport divers up and down the diving platform.

All floodlights are adjustable to reduce glare. Water sprays are fitted to prevent formation of a 'mirror' surface in the pool. A bubble unit has been incorporated as a safety measure during training. The brightness of lighting around the pool area will be maintained at 1,500 lux.

Competition Pool
The ten-lane pool measures 25 m x 51.53 m with a depth of 3 m at the starting/plunging end and a depth of 2 m at the end of the pool. During the competition, only eight lanes will be utilized. The pool will be equipped with state-of-the-art wave-breakers, lane ropes, moving bulkhead in partitioning the pool, starting blocks, backstroke flags and false-start set posts.

Training Pool
The eight-lane training pool measures 20 m x 50 m with a depth of 1.8 m. A movable floor covering 20 m x 20 m has been provisioned for beginner's benefits.

TV Coverage/Broadcast
At least 30 video cameras, a hovering sky cam, a dive cam, underwater cameras (stationary and mobile) will be installed in the complex at vantage points.

Slow-motion and super-motion cameras will also be installed by the host broadcaster to capture the actions of the athletes during the competition. Two rail tracks have been provided to accommodate/transport the video cameras during the filming of the event.

Pool Facilities
Facilities include utilities for the disabled, temperature control, two generators of 300 KVA each for emergency security lighting and three ozone generators for water disinfection. Chlorine is marginally introduced at a nominal value of 0.2 ppm.

Other Facilities
The functional areas of the aquatics complex are integrated on two levels and are accommodated in two wings. The western wing provides areas for the press, VIPs, and the competition management with each area having separate entrances and a direct link to the grandstand. For functional reasons, the areas are connected to the lower pool level by staircase.

The southern wing comprises areas for competitors and the administration. Separation of competitors, spectators, and the administration is achieved by having their entrances located at different levels.

There are 10 team-changing areas, each with individual changing cubicles, lockers and shower rooms, catering not only for competition and training needs but also for public perusal during certain periods.

Training Venues

  • Kuala Lumpur Swimming Complex, Cheras
  • Royal Military College Pool, Sungei Besi
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
FINA's Specifications
The pools and diving tower/platform are designed to meet FINA's specifications for international competitions.


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