The competition venue of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup – Berlin is the Schwimm- und Sprunghalle im Europa-Sportpark (SSE).
The SSE is one of the most modern pools worldwide. Originally built for the Olympic application of Berlin in 2000, the pool forms a unity with the adjacent Velodrom. Both competition venues are connected below ground.
Special Feature: If you don not know the venue and approach it from the Alexanderplatz, you will probably drive by, even though it is the biggest indoor swimming pool of Europe. Both, the SSE and the Velodrom are predominantly built under ground, surrounded by a great park area with hundreds of apple trees. The area has a size of approximately 30,000 square meters.
On the inside, the SSE comes up with Olympic dimensions:
A competition pool (25 x 50 m, variable in size) and a diving pool (21 x 25 m). The venue offers enough space for 2.000 spectators and even up to 4.500 with temporary stands for major events.
Impressions of the competition venue: