Making a Splash at ITU Chicago

This month, the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago hosted athletes from around the globe. With our entrance-adjacent booth, Endless Pools® proudly welcomed them all to the Expo in historic Grant Park.

Our very first swimmer: the UK’s Amy Pritchard. After taking her age group’s Aquathlon gold medal, she returned to say how much her Endless Pool swim “really helped me feel more prepared for the race.” Endless Pool owner and 2015 ESPY winner Krige Schabort also visited before he finished on the podium in the Elite Paratriathlon.

We offer our congratulations to Krige, Amy, and all of the world-class athletes who gave it their best in Chicago!

3 age-group triathletes at the Endless Pools swimming machine at ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago
 From Mexico, the brothers Probert competed in Saturday’s World Championship, all in the 45-49 age group. Besting Carlos and Gustavo, Ricardo placed 11th, just 30 seconds shy of a top-10 finish. All three were grateful for the opportunity to warm up in the Endless Pool that morning.
Paratriathlete Joe Townsend at the Endless Pools booth at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago Expo
 Britain’s Joe Townsend finished 15th in the Elite Paratriathlon World Championships. He stopped by our booth, letting us know that he’s enjoyed swimming in the Endless Pools at Home Counties Pools and Hot Tubs, our dealer in Horsham UK. He’s pictured here with one of our International Reps, John Lee.
An age-group triathlete swimming in the High Performance Endless Pool at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago Expo
 At ITU, many athletes used the Endless Pool for a pre-race warm-up, and our High Performance model perfectly suits the competitive swimmer. A dual-propeller system with a 7.5-hp motor, the High Performance current maxes out at a brisk :55/100-yard pace.
An age-group triathlete on the Underwater Treadmill in the High Performance Endless Pool
 Post-race, the Endless Pools underwater treadmill proved popular for recovery sessions. Water’s buoyancy drastically reduces running’s impact on the joints.
A young girl enjoys the High Performance Endless Pool at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago
 At the ITU Expo, families are always welcome! For swimming and playing, kids are particularly fond of using the grab bar. An Endless Pool also makes an ideal place for learn-to-swim lessons; it features warm water, minimal depth (with side benches within easy reach), and a fully adjustable current that starts at speeds near zero.
Team Endless Pools entering the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago Expo
 That’s us! Historic Grant Park affords a striking skyline view to all.

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