December, 2017
Among the tasks our Cuba GSA team must do it is found the water quality monitoring
at the swimming pools where our local athletes practice swimming.
It is beyond said and done that the quality of water influence directly in the health
of our athletes and by the way the athlete’s performance in the competitions.
Studying the environmental vulnerabilities of our sport fields it is that our Cuba GSA
team realized of the little control over the water quality in most of our sport swimming
pools. In this opportunity the students of 2nd year of the degree course in
Physical Culture, Pinar del Río, Cuba,  tutored by the Cuba GSA captain, used a standard
device to monitor the water based on indicators such as Chlorine and PH.

As you see in the picture, the amount of this chemical substances are not in an adequate level,
according to the ideal quantity that the pools should have.
This swimming pool under research is named “Pedro Tellez” and it is one of the most
visited by athletes, students and citizens in general.

After this previous analysis the results will be reported to the officials.
We already have preliminary feedback that this alteration might be possible because of
the sulphate treatment over the floor of the swimming pool.
In any case preventive measures must be taken into account since the human health
is on stake after all.

Anyway we will go on keeping track to this issue accompanied by our inseparable Ecoflag.
In this monitoring test you can see our students of 2nd year: Alain, Yelena, Cleidy, Yara,
Andria and Daidelis.

Reported by the Cuba GSA Team Captain

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