Manchester 2008 Podcasts
The world is coming to Manchester in April 2008 for a swimming championships like they've never seen before. Click on the podcasts below to see and hear how they will take shape.
Astralpool will be building 2 temporary pools in the MEN Arena in Manchester for the world championships. See how they built a 50m pool in Melbourne in the Rod Laver Arena on centre court for the 2007 world championships.
In 2006 Astralpool built 2 temporary pools for the world championships in Shanghai's Qi-Zhong Stadium - watch a speeded up timelapse of the build.
Here the organisers of the 9th FINA World Swimming Championships talk about promising 'sporting theatre' with the event being held in the world's most popular concert venue - the M.E.N Arena.