UBC research aims to make swimming healthier, and pools more energy efficient

Swimming and aquatic activities have long been recognized for their low impact while building endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness. Despite this, UBC engineering researchers are looking for ways to reduce facility energy use and minimize potential health concerns in community pools. “While the evidence shows the benefits of swimming outweigh the risks, as engineers, we would like to minimize those risks,” says UBC researcher and PhD candidate Roberta Dyck. The research will also inform the operations of UBC Vancouver’s new $40 million aquatic centre, which is on schedule for completion for later this year.

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