The London 2012 Olympic Games mark the third time London has hosted the Modern Olympics. Prior hosting by London includes the Games in 1908 and 1948. The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will make London the only city in the world to have hosted the Games three times. Londoners are very proud to hold the sole title of Three Time Olympic Hosts, and I have to say the whole country is buzzing at the moment; it’s incredible how much sport can lift an entire nation!
1908 Olympic Swimming Facility London
With such a longstanding history of Olympic tradition, London has played a major role in the evolution of the sport of Olympic Swimming. At the first few modern Olympic Games, Swimming events were held in open water. At Parisin 1900, for instance, they took place in the River Seine. However, the rules were formalized in 1908, when the London Games staged the first Olympic Swimming competition to be held in a pool.
2012 Olympic Swimming Facility London
While the venue for the sport may have changed, the excitement and support for this sport and the Olympic experience is at an all- time high. With more than 130 world leaders gathering in London for the Opening Ceremony, Prime Minister David Cameron said it was an opportunity to show the world “the best of Britain”.
“It's very exciting ... I think it's a great opportunity to show the world the best ofBritain, a country that's got an incredibly rich past but actually a very exciting and vibrant future.”
I agree with the Prime Minister however, while we wish all the athletes’ success in their individual games and hope all enjoy visiting our city, Falcon Pools Ltd. & myself, have to say we have been cheering on Team GB! I am certain all the Master Pools Guild members have been cheering on their respective teams as well.
It is good to see Team GB up high in the medal table, and with swimming close to our hearts we have to mention Michael Phelps – a true Olympic Legend!
I hope everyone has enjoyed watching the games as much as I have, and I am proud to say the atmosphere for all the events has been electrifying!
Falcon Pools, Ltd.
For over 38 years Falcon Pools has been designing and building bespoke swimming pools in Surrey, Middlesex and the surrounding areas. Their awards & accolades are too numerous for us to list here. The Master Pools Guild is proud to count them among our membership & grateful for their contributions to our organization & our industry.