County opens Castaic Sports Complex Aquatic Center with dedication ceremony

By Christina Cox

Last update: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Santa Clarita Valley residents will now have access to another Olympic-sized pool and aquatic complex in their community.

The Castaic Sports Complex Aquatic Center with a dedication ceremony attended by approximately 150 people.

Attendees included community members, local swim teams,

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and Director of the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation John Wicker arrived, along with community members and local swim teams, to dedicate the pool.

The Olympic-sized pool features 11 lanes end-to-end and 22 lanes side-to-side, according to officials.

Crowds gather as Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich speaks at a pool dedication ceremony for the Castaic Sports Complex Aquatic Center in Castaic on Wednesday. Dan Watson / The Signal
Crowds gather as Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich speaks at a pool dedication ceremony for the Castaic Sports Complex Aquatic Center in Castaic on Wednesday. Dan Watson / The Signal

“This and the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center are the only two Olympic-sized pools in the area,” said Kevin Jimenez, Department of Parks and Recreation’s north community services agent.

With the addition of the 6,425 square foot competition pool, community members and swim teams will have more options and reservation opportunities to utilize an Olympic-sized facility.

“The two swimming teams and the community members that use those pools are really excited because they are overbooked over at Santa Clarita Aquatic Center because so many people were trying to use that pool,” Jimenez said.

The Aquatic Center also features a 4,435 square-foot recreation pool with an integrated splash pad, and a 12,500 square-foot pool building with changing rooms, showers and staff offices.

According to Jimenez, the pools, however, will only remain open for two weeks due to funding.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich speaks at the dedication ceremony for the Castaic Sports Complex Aquatic Center on Wednesday. Dan Watson /The Signal
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich speaks at the dedication ceremony for the Castaic Sports Complex Aquatic Center on Wednesday. Dan Watson /The Signal

“As of right now the pool is going to be open to Dec. 16 but we are currently trying to find

additional ways to keep the pool year round,” he said.

If the pool does not remain open during the winter months, it is expected to reopen to the public during the first week of June.

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County opens Castaic Sports Complex Aquatic Center with dedication ceremony

Los Angeles County Supervisor Miachael D. Antonovich chats after the dedication ceremony for the Castaic Sports Complex Aquatic Center on Wednesday. Dan Watson /The Signal

Santa Clarita Valley residents will now have access to another Olympic-sized pool and aquatic complex in their community.

The Castaic Sports Complex Aquatic Center with a dedication ceremony attended by approximately 150 people.

Attendees included community members, local swim teams,

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and Director of the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation John Wicker arrived, along with community members and local swim teams, to dedicate the pool.

The Olympic-sized pool features 11 lanes end-to-end and 22 lanes side-to-side, according to officials.

Crowds gather as Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich speaks at a pool dedication ceremony for the Castaic Sports Complex Aquatic Center in Castaic on Wednesday. Dan Watson / The Signal
Crowds gather as Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich speaks at a pool dedication ceremony for the Castaic Sports Complex Aquatic Center in Castaic on Wednesday. Dan Watson / The Signal

“This and the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center are the only two Olympic-sized pools in the area,” said Kevin Jimenez, Department of Parks and Recreation’s north community services agent.

With the addition of the 6,425 square foot competition pool, community members and swim teams will have more options and reservation opportunities to utilize an Olympic-sized facility.

“The two swimming teams and the community members that use those pools are really excited because they are overbooked over at Santa Clarita Aquatic Center because so many people were trying to use that pool,” Jimenez said.

The Aquatic Center also features a 4,435 square-foot recreation pool with an integrated splash pad, and a 12,500 square-foot pool building with changing rooms, showers and staff offices.

According to Jimenez, the pools, however, will only remain open for two weeks due to funding.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich speaks at the dedication ceremony for the Castaic Sports Complex Aquatic Center on Wednesday. Dan Watson /The Signal
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich speaks at the dedication ceremony for the Castaic Sports Complex Aquatic Center on Wednesday. Dan Watson /The Signal

“As of right now the pool is going to be open to Dec. 16 but we are currently trying to find

additional ways to keep the pool year round,” he said.

If the pool does not remain open during the winter months, it is expected to reopen to the public during the first week of June.

ccox@signalscv.com
661-287-5575
On Twitter as @_ChristinaCox_

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Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.