TQ3884 : Inside the Olympics aquatics centre, view to finish and diving areas

near to Stratford, Newham, Great Britain

Inside the Olympics aquatics centre, view to finish and diving areas
Inside the Olympics aquatics centre, view to finish and diving areas
The view is from one of the extra wings added to the building to accommodate extra spectators; these will be removed after the paralympics when the pool becomes available to the public. The area between the two pools is used for all finishes, 50 metre races starting from the other end. The photo was taken 40 minutes before a paralympics swimming session; the stands filled up completely during the races.
Paralympics swimming
In the paralympics swimming races there are classes for physically and visually disabled competitors. There are a number of different classifications, depending on the degree of disability; the system gives close competition even between people with quite different disabilities which affect their performance to the same degree. Competitors are helped in various ways, some being helped onto the starting block, others being helped into and out of the water. Blind swimmers have helpers who tap them just before they turn or finish.
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Thursday, 6 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 9 September, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 380 841 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.3835N 0:0.6136W
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