When Mr Hunter, Pao Pao, Mr Sun and I visited the Bird’s Nest, we also saw the National Aquatics Centre.
The Aquatics Center hosted the swimming, diving and Synchronized Swimming events during the Olympics.
Many people believe the Water Cube to be the fastest Olympic pool in the world. It is 1 meter deeper than most Olympic pools. Up to a certain limit, beyond which swimmers will lose their sense of vision, deeper pools allow the waves to dissipate down to the bottom, leading to less water disturbance to the swimmers. The pool also has perforated gutters on both sides to absorb the waves.
Is the nickname correct?
See what the Beijing Olympics official website says about the ‘Water Cube’.