Today, on December 28, after 8 years of suspension, the pool of the Dynamo Sports Palace has resumed its work, which will become the main educational and training facility for the swimming team of the Donetsk People’s Republic, wards of the Donetsk Olympic Reserve School named after S. Bubka and youth sports schools, the press service of the DPR Ministry of Youth, Sports and Tourism reports.
The Dynamo Sports Palace was built in 1974. On the basis of the sports complex there is operating not a swimming pool alone, but also a gymnastics gym, a boxing gym, a dry swimming gym, showers, saunas and more. Due to the lack of adequate funding, the swimming pool of the Dynamo Sports Palace was closed back in 2011.
In 2018, with the active assistance of the Head and Government of the Donetsk People’s Republic, there was launched major repair and refurbishment of the swimming pool.
“I think we need proceed on the basis that all residents of the Donetsk People’s Republic should be able to swim. This is, firstly, good for health, and secondly, everyone should be able to swim. We are taking certain measures with this in view. Today, after a long, eight-year suspension, the training process will be resumed in the Dynamo swimming pool which is located in the city center. Four sports schools will train regularly there, and residents of our Republic will be able to freely attend the facility and improve their health,” Alexander Gromakov said.
The swimming pool is a socially significant object, the opening of which will improve the conditions for the educational and training process and improve the results of our swimming team in the international sports arena.