The latest addition to the Denver Broncos UCHealth Training Center features a 1,500-square foot training room expansion that includes three SwimEx hydrotherapy pools.
As detailed on a blog post on the SwimEx website, the centerpiece is a custom-made version of the SwimEx 1500 T zero-entry pool. The 1500 T features a five-foot by five-foot zero-entry lift that comes to the deck level and then drops to any water depth between zero and 48 inches. This allows easy access and the ability to exercise at varying depths. The pool was design specifically to meet the treatment objectives of Steve “Greek” Antonopulos, the team’s Director of Sports Medicine.
“He charged us with designing a zero-entry lift pool that provides easy-access for injured players but also doubles as a multi-depth treatment zone,” says SwimEx engineer Alex Powers who designed the pool along with head engineer Mark Fyrer and field service technician Jim Gagnon. “This pool was something we (SwimEx) had been thinking about for a few years. We were thrilled when Steve’s request provided us with incentive to design and manufacture it.”
Antonopulos is thrilled with the result. ““The Pools are awesome!” he said. “It is great to be able to get 3-4 players in the pool at a time doing their rehab. The versatility is exactly what we were after when we started this project with SwimEx. We are so pleased with the design! The SwimEx team has been incredible to work with.”
In addition to the custom 1500 T pool, the facility also has a pair of plunge pools. The 16-foot hot plunge pool can warm water to 104 degrees while the 28-foot cold plunge pool can keep water at a chilly 50 degrees. Insulated fiberglass shells help to maintain proper temperature and reduce heating and cooling costs.
Click here to request a copy of “The Ultimate Guide to Designing and Planning a Hydrotherapy Room” from SwimEx.
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