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San Gabriel Valley Digest

Pasadena : Work Starts on Pool Facility

June 23, 1988

Ground will be broken today for a swimming pool complex at Brookside Park after three years of planning and fund raising.

The complex will include a 50-meter Olympic-size pool, a 25-meter recreational pool, a diving pool and a wading pool.

The 50-meter pool would be one of the few open to the public in the Los Angeles area. It would serve as a major training facility for San Gabriel Valley swimmers and as a possible site for international competition in swimming, water polo and synchronized swimming.

So far, more than $1 million--including $220,000 from the city, $190,000 in state parks and recreation funds and $250,000 from the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles--has been raised.

The project, sponsored by the nonprofit RoseBowl Aquatics Center, is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 1989. Today's ceremonies will be held at 3:30 p.m.

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