University of Bath SwimWall
Photo courtesy SR Smith University of Bath SwimWall

Pool deck and equipment manufacturer SR Smith was recognized twice at the UK Pool and Spa Awards in December. Its SwimWall System was awarded the Gold Standard for Pool Product of the Year and Silver Standard for Commercial Pool Project of the Year for the University of Bath SwimWall project (pictured).

The University of Bath needed to new ways to generate revenue and provide increased flexibility for its London 2012 Legacy Pool, a performance sport center for student and non-student swimmers. Olympic-caliber athletes train there, as does the student body and greater community. The SwimWall allows the University to segment the pool into zones for multiple uses without affecting the pool structure.

“We are delighted with our SwimWall System, which provides a really firm turning surface for the many elite swimmers who use our facility," said Stephen Baddeley, director of Sport at the University of Bath, in a press release. "...the flexibility created by being able to divide our pool into 16, rather than eight, separate lanes has improved our customer offer and been particularly useful during these COVID-constrained times.”

S.R. Smith was founded in 1932 and has manufacturing locations in Oregon, Arizona, and Tennessee. It also has operations in Australia and a sales office in Burgundy, France.