FOK “Olympian” – these are two buildings connected by a warm transition, in which about a hundred people can play sports at the same time. In one there is a universal gym, and in the second there is the same pool: four lanes of 25 meters each. The complex was built with funds from the federal, regional and local budgets, spending a total of about 250 million rubles. Now Irbitsk residents, young and old, collect certificates and sign up for training sessions and free swimming sessions.
“Happy pensioners go in the morning when the price of attendance is only 140 rubles. All places in two aqua aerobics groups are taken. And in children’s groups, registration is already two weeks in advance,” explains Anna Pospelova, director of sports and recreation center. We look at the pool with her from the second floor. Downstairs, the trainers work with “special” children, the parents help the professionals. Yes, here they not only train, they also rehabilitate! The FOK has changing rooms and toilets specially equipped for visitors with reduced mobility. Anna says that she plans to buy a submersible device; then swimming sessions can also be held for users who do not use wheelchairs.
Most of the time for the new pool was “occupied” by school children. Their groups already attended the first day of regular work at the sports facility.
“Those who walk from the beginning are already in the water. I teach them the basics of swimming: breathing correctly, making an asterisk, a float and an arrow. But many parents do not know how to swim! Some are even afraid to submerge the face in the water In the future, we will teach and adults, “says swimming instructor Larisa Loginova. By the way, this is a new profession for Irbit, in order to get it, various people with physical education are now improving their qualifications.
FEC “Olympiets” are two buildings connected by a warm passage, in which about a hundred people can play sports at the same time. Photo: Tatiana Andreeva / RG
The multipurpose room, with more than 800 square meters, is also a major acquisition of the Irbit Moscow Region. Previously, all district sports were based in the schools. “If you train in the limited space of the school gym and go to competitions on a large platform, it is difficult to compete with teams that trained in spacious halls all the time,” Nikolay Dymshakov, deputy head of the FOC, complains First. place, the guys from the Uralets sports school came to the new building, and the athletes from the Irbit municipality team are also waiting here. Futsal, basketball, volleyball, athletics… That’s why the room is called universal, which is suitable for many sports. There is room for the fans’ stands, which will be installed later, but the electronic scoreboard is already in place, waiting for the first competitions.
Organization of the delivery of the TRP, competitions of different levels, even sports camps, there are many plans. In April, a gym will appear in the FOK, a SPA area with an oak barrel and an infrared sauna will open. Fitness classes are available now.
The people of Irbit are proud of their compatriots who have achieved high sports results, for example, an employee of the Irbit dairy plant and at the same time a multiple world and Russian champion in kettlebell lifting Roman Dudin. Oleg Kulkov, who lived in the village of Zaikovo, overcame the marathon distance at the Beijing Olympics. His compatriot Daria Rechkalova is a multiple winner of the Russian, European and world sambo championships. Now new victories can be expected from Irbit athletes – the foundation has been created for this.
in a low start
Meanwhile, Yekaterinburg is preparing for another level of competition: from August 19 to 31 of this year, the International Festival of University Sports will take place with the participation of teams from the BRICS, SCO and CIS countries. A preliminary list of universities whose students will participate in the festival includes 246 educational institutions from 94 countries, young people will compete in 14 sports. The Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region, Evgeny Kuyvashev, is a member of the Organizing Committee of the event. In preparation for this event, a couple of years ago, the Volleyball Academy named after NV Karpol, last year the Sambo Palace was opened on Verkhnyaya Pyshma, the Palace of team sports was rebuilt. Opened at the end of January, the Center for Rhythmic and Aesthetic Gymnastics in the Solnechny microdistrict, with an area of almost 23 thousand square meters, has become, according to Evgeny Kuyvashev, a new growth point for sports glory. from the Urals. Three gymnastic mats on the central arena, two in the warm-up room, four in the training room – you don’t have to be a professional or a fan of this sport to understand how unique and large-scale the facility in Yekaterinburg has appeared. “If earlier our gymnasts went to international competitions only in other cities, regions and countries, now international competitions will come to us in the Urals,” the governor said. In January 2023, the first two hostel complexes in the festival village were opened: there will be five for 8,500 beds. UrFU students are especially attentive to the comfortable and modern rooms and recreation areas, as well as the facilities that are being built around them; after the festival, the hostels will move into them and become part of the campus. Completely all the facilities of the village, and this, with the exception of dormitories, public and medical centers, engineering infrastructure, will be solemnly opened in June 2023.
Of course, there are many swimming pools in Yekaterinburg, and the opening of another would not excite the inhabitants of the Ural capital as much as the inhabitants of Irbitsk. But the Palace of Water Sports, one of the most anticipated facilities of the student sports festival, is a different matter entirely. 700 million rubles of almost 3 billion received by the Sverdlovsk region for infrastructure and social projects were allocated to complete their construction. The area of all the premises of the complex is 60 thousand square meters, the area of the reflecting pool of all its pools is more than 3000 square meters. In the main competition hall alone, the stands will have a capacity for more than 5,000 spectators. As for athletes and fans – one and a half million people a year – the palace is designed for such a flow. There will be swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming training and performances for children and adults.
At the opening of the fork, the boys from the Uralets sports school got an autograph from the person in charge of the region. Photo: DIP Sverdlovsk Region
The capabilities of the new facility were appreciated by eminent athletes from the Urals. The head coach of the Russian national diving team, Svetlana Moiseeva, in general, called it almost the best in the country: “We have never had a pool of such a scale, such a level. This pool is bigger, more modern and more proper”. for all international standards. I believe that it is possible to hold competitions of any level here, including World Championships, European Championships and Olympic Games, if necessary. At the same time, this is a very good facility for the development of sport in the region.” Two-time Olympic champion, the only winner of eight Olympic prizes in diving in history, Dmitry Sautin, after examining the diving pool with twelve springboards and four towers, walking through the halls and getting acquainted with the water treatment complex, he called the facility a “super facility.”
“At the highest level! I thank the builders for this sports masterpiece! The Russian Show Jumping Championship will be held here in June,” said the champion.
The construction of the Palace of Water Sports is being implemented within the framework of the federal project “Sport is the norm of life” of the national project “Demography”.
By the way, another Palace of Water Sports is being rebuilt for the international festival – in Pervouralsk. The facility with two pools, which meets international standards, is designed for the simultaneous training of more than 200 people.
Evgeny Kuyvashev, Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region:
– The opening of sports facilities is a very important step. Here is an opportunity to swim in the new pool, do physical education and sports, and always be in good shape. Such complexes make it possible to involve young people and not only in classes.