Melbourne non-profit, Yarra Swim Co, has teamed up with UK architects to visualise what it might look like to swim in the Yarra in the near future.
The Yarra Pool concept design is one of the many visual treats featured in the broadsheet publication of The Pool*, Australia’s Venice Biennale Exhibition which opens on May 28th.Yarra Swim Co is leading the push for a swimmable Yarra. In 2014, they announced plans to revive the historic Race to Princes Bridge, which ran from the early 1900s till the 50s, and then again for three years from 1987-89. At one point the race was the biggest open water swimming race in the world. The race may be still be some way off, however swimming in the river might be closer than expected.