Opened in the summer of 1980. Part of the Olimpiysky Sports Complex that has its official birthday on the opening day of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow – July 19, 1980.
The unique sports facility, which has no counterparts in Russia. The building is divided by a glass partition into two sectors – swimming and hopping, which allows holding competitions in different sectors simultaneously. The swimming pool has seen 50 world records.
Some of the major events held in the swimming pool – 1980 Summer Olympics, 1981 World Diving Championship, 2002 FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships, 2004 and 2011 World Championships in Modern Pentathlon, 2010 FINA Synchronized Swimming World Cup, matches of the Water Polo World League, 2004 FINA World Swimming Championship, stages of the FINA Diving World Series (2011-2014).