Daktronics Sponsor and LED Screen Provider for the British Gas Duel in the Pool
BROOKINGS, S.D., USA – Oct. 27, 2009 – The famed Duel in the Pool will feature two Daktronics (Nasdaq-DAKT) portable LED video screens.
“The concept of a USA versus a European Select team was first raised during the World Championships in 2005, stated British Swimming Chief Executive David Sparkes. “With regular dialogue, a real willingness on both sides and with the support of British Gas, Speedo, Daktronics and Manchester City Council, we’re now able to realise these dreams and bring some of the world’s greatest swimmers to Manchester.”
The portable displays, comprised of Daktronics PST-10 video panels, bring spectators live broadcasts of each race. The displays also show live race times, standings updates and a variety of other promotional content.
Britain’s best swimmers will come together with athletes from Germany and Italy as a European Select team that will go head-to-head with the might of the USA at the British Gas Duel in the Pool in December.
The biennial Duel in the Pool is a USA Swimming event designed to showcase the sport’s most exciting swimmers in non-Olympic years and will be co-hosted this year by British Gas and British Swimming.
The British Gas Duel in the Pool will be held at the Manchester Aquatics Centre on 18-19 December and takes on a new format with the USA facing a combined European Select team.
The event provides a unique opportunity for fans to see the world’s greatest swimmers going head-to-head for supremacy in the pool.
For further details contact Dave Richards, British Swimming Media Manager, on 01509 632237, 0778 992 6136, email firstname.lastname@example.org
About British Swimming
British Swimming is the National Governing Body for Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Open Water in Great Britain. It is responsible internationally for the high performance representation of the sport. The members of British Swimming are the three Home Countries national governing bodies of England (ASA), Scotland (Scottish ASA) and Wales. (Welsh ASA) British Swimming seeks to enable its athletes to achieve gold medal success at the Olympics, Paralympics, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.
Daktronics – Official Sponsor Pool Timing Systems
Daktronics is a worldwide leader in LED scoreboard displays and timing systems, with reference sites all over the world. Daktronics specializes in providing affordable scoring solutions to elite venues, local authorities, clubs, schools and colleges with a product for every budget. Daktronics offers a full turn-key solution including, project management, design, manufacture, installation and service with all product fully warranted.
With the recent introduction of the smaller video displays, even more variety is now available to our customers. What was once considered too expensive and complicated, video, live and recorded is now been regularly seen in Swimming pools across the United Kingdom, thanks to Daktronics. www.daktronics.co.uk