Nike Presents: The Pool

Nike has finally released the details about "The Pool" – a project that will transform a pool in London into a BMX park and will be open to the public starting May 16th. See below for the official release. Also, if you haven’t already seen them, check out the first two official teasers for The Pool.

The Pool

Press Release:

Nike – The Pool You've seen two of the teasers but now we feel it's time to let the cat out of the bag.

Nike presents The Pool – a project that transforms an ex-local authority swimming pool in Dagenham, East London, into a world class BMX park.

We've drained over 1.5m litres of water and set to work on creating something very special, but riders of all abilities need to be quick as this fantastic building is set for demolition. The Pool will be free to ride, take lessons or just watch the action with local school sessions starting May 16th. The 4-week program of core events, community interaction and beginner workshops run through to Sunday June 12th with bikes, supervision, pads and helmets available for those who need them.

To launch The Pool we have invited 10 world class riders to choose 3 of their crew and show us what they've got for a share of a €25,000 purse. With an incredible array of lines on offer, this invite only event will present a new competition format and demonstrate the unfeasibly high standards that BMX park and street riding have reached in 2011.

The first shots of the completed park will be revealed in the final teaser edit on Wednesday May 11th, where we find out once and for all what happens at The Pool.

Team captains: Garrett Reynolds, Dennis Enarson, Harry Main, Jason Phelan, Alex Kennedy, Ruben Alcantara, Brian Kachinsky, Drew Bezanson, Van Homan and Sebastian Keep

Free open public sessions at The Pool: 21st and 22nd May
28th May – 5th June
11th and 12th June

Keep up to date with the schedule and the latest from The Pool via: www.nike.com/thepool

The Pool Teaser 1

The Pool Teaser 2