Swim Lanes - Halifax Harbour
How can we make better use of our public spaces? How do we innovate in the public realm? How do we encourage fitness and fun? Similar to the pools in Copenhagen, Outside! has developed the concept of Harbour Swim with a dynamic children’s area, lounge deck, change rooms and a sauna to make the Atlantic waters that much more enjoyable. People swim in cold-water harbours all year long in other parts of the world. Why aren’t Nova Scotians doing the same?
Jamie's original text:
Halifax has one of the only naturally cleaning harbours through it's tidal cycle. In 2014 Swim Nova Scotia re-invigorated the harbour swim which used to be an annual event for avid swimmers to circumnavigate the islands. This proposal fuses a number of amenities found in other cities like Copenhagen that hosts cold water swimming and encourages a culture of year-round marine activities.