History of Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center

The center was opened in 1993 as a metropolitan and regional specialty center to serve as the central swimming facility in Tokyo. Its purpose is to widely promote the sport of swimming and contribute with building a healthy life for citizens, as well as for the development of competition sports. The Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center is one of the largest official swimming centers among sports facilities tasked with sports administration in Tokyo, and also in the country. There are 5,000 spectator seats (including temporary seats), along with the main pool, sub pool, and diving pool.

History

December 1986 Establishment of an indoor swimming facility capable of holding international competitions in a littoral area is decided in the Second Long-Term Plan for the Tokyo Metropolis.
August 1993 The Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center is opened (August 18)
The Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center Competition is held
The 16th National Junior Olympics Summer Swimming Competition is held
May 1994 The 70th National Swimming Competition is held
September 2001 The 77th Inter College Swimming Championships is held
August 2003 The 10th anniversary commemorative "Tatsumi Special Swimming Day" is held
January 2004 The commemorative event for the renovation of the diving platform, "Tatsumi Special Swimming Day II" is held
June 2008 World record is set (200m breaststroke Kosuke Kitajima) 2:07.51
March 2011 Closed for damage to movable floor of the main pool, caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake
June 2011 Center is reopened
July 2011 Resume the commemorative event
Closed for large scale renovation
August 2013 Reopening event, "Tokyo Swim Festival" is held
September 2013 Tokyo is chosen as the host city for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games
The 68th National Athletic Meet Swimming Competition is held
October 2013 The 13th National Sports Festival for People with Disabilities Swimming Competition is held
January 2017 World record is set (200m breaststroke Ippei Watanabe) 2:06.67
November 2018 Closed for large scale renovation
March 2019 Renovated and reopened

Present-day Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center

As the mecca for swimmers, the Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center is an indoor swimming facility to "engage in sports" as well as holding international competitions. At the same time, it is also a place where citizens can "enjoy viewing" the performances and abilities of top class athletes. The center will deliver captivating and unforgettable moments of sports to many as the water polo competition venue for the Tokyo 2020 Games.