Dr. Eduardo Hebel Weiss, the rector of UFRO, emphasized that this milestone will convert the Sports Complex Andrés Bello into one of the best-equipped university sports complexes in the south of Chile.
After a long time of waiting, on January 25, the Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO) finally received the authorization by the Regional Ministry of Health to operate and use the new semi-Olympic indoor swimming pool of the university.
The rector of UFRO, Dr. Eduardo Hebel Weiss, announced this great news in his annual account speech for the period of 2022, where he emphasized that this milestone will convert the Sports Complex Andrés Bello into one of the best-equipped university sports complexes in the south of Chile.
“It has been a long journey to get to this moment, in which our university has its own indoor swimming pool for the students, staff and academics. However, it would not have been possible to reach something like this alone. I am very thankful for all the conversations with the directors and authorities of the municipality of Temuco and the regional Ministry of Health, what made possible this milestone, which we waited for so long,” the rector said.
The rector also gave special thanks to Roberto Neira, the mayor of the city of Temuco; Mauricio Cruz, the deputy mayor; Andrés Cuyul, the regional minister of health, and Marcelo Besnier, the director of public works. He also thanked the vice-retorates of UFRO for their work.
The semi-Olympic swimming pool has six 25-meter lanes, two pools for rehabilitation, timing touch panels and a scoreboard, and is suitable for wheelchair users and people with reduced mobility. In addition, the facility has telescopic bleachers for 250 people and uses solar energy to heat the water and for the LED-illumination.
Escrito por: UFRO Communications Office