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February 7, 1991 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Directors of the Amateur Athletic Foundation Rose Bowl Aquatics Center are seeking to restructure a $4-million city loan after paying $340,000 on a $700,000 payment due Dec. 31. The center paid only about half the loan payment because the center had paid more than $350,000 in improvements to Brookside Park before the pools opened in June, said Nicholas Conway, an aquatics center board member. "How can we pay for the construction change orders and then turn around and pay the debt, too?"
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2013 | By James Rainey and Adolfo Flores
  Diana Nyad, the 64-year-old endurance swimmer who on Monday became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage,   trained for years at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena. As soon as news broke that Nyad had finally completed the feat, on her fifth attempt, her fellow Rose Bowl Swmmers celebrated her and marveled that they had been able to witness her perseverance and commitment as she swam a seemingly endless series of laps in the narrow gutter lane closest to the wall of the 50-meter pool.
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NEWS
April 27, 1989 | MIKE WARD, Times Staff Writer
The Board of Directors voted Tuesday to more than double its contribution to the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center to $1 million, clearing the way for construction of one of the nation's largest swimming complexes at Brookside Park. Mark Pisano, former chairman of the Rose Bowl Aquatics Corp., said ground will be broken for swimming pools and a clubhouse at the southern end of the park within a few weeks, and the complex should be open by the summer of 1990. Pisano, who is executive director of the Southern California Assn.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2013 | Patrick Kevin Day
ABC's new celebrity diving competition show "Splash" lines up the usual suspects for such a reality series -- actors, actresses, pro athletes, a beauty queen and even a Playboy model. And then there's Louie Anderson. The 59-year-old, 400-plus-pound comedian may not be the favorite to win, but his very presence may help determine how big a splash the show, which premieres Tuesday, will eventually make. "I didn't look at this as a show that's going to make fun of me even though some people probably do when they hear about it," Anderson said on a recent morning while practicing at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena.
SPORTS
August 8, 1993 | LAUREN M. CABELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marc and Kathy Dumais go a lot farther than most parents do to support their children's athletics. For three years, they have driven 136 miles a day to bring three of their sons--Justin, 14; Troy, 13; and Brice, 12--from their home in Ventura to their diving practice facility in Pasadena. Most days after school, Kathy would load their 1985 Chevy Suburban--packed with homework, snacks, and two other children, Leanne, 9; and Dwight, 7--and drive an hour and a half to the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center.
SPORTS
June 21, 1990
Peter Ueberroth will deliver the keynote speech Sunday at a fund-raising event to benefit the Amateur Athletic Foundation Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena. The affair begins at 5 p.m. at the Aquatics Center.
SPORTS
February 23, 1991 | IRENE GARCIA
The Norman Chandler Challenge Triathlon will be held Sunday at 8 a.m. in Pasadena. The event begins with a three-mile run in the hills near the Rose Bowl, continues with a 10-mile bike ride around the stadium and concludes with a 400-meter swim in one of the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center pools. The center was built in conjunction with the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles and completed last June. It includes two 50-meter pools and a diving tower.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1989
Pasadena is clearing the way for construction of one of the nation's largest swimming complexes near the Rose Bowl, voting to more than double its contribution to the project to $1 million. Project officials said that ground will be broken within a few weeks for the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center--a complex of swimming pools and a clubhouse at the southern end of Brookside Park--and that the facility should be open by the summer of 1990. The city's Board of Directors has agreed to provide construction financing by issuing certificates of participation and to pay about 20% of the project's $4.9-million cost.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2001 | RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The crystal clear waters of the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center are calm, but poolside, things are getting rough these days with a lawsuit and allegations of racism that are a reminder of a past that many in Pasadena would just as soon forget. Nestled in Pasadena's Arroyo Seco in the shadow of the Rose Bowl, this sparkling oasis is one of Southern California's premier swimming and diving facilities.
SPORTS
October 19, 1990 | THERESA MUNOZ
Eighteen years after Mark Schubert started to build Mission Viejo into a national powerhouse, Brian Murphy is beginning a similar challenge at the AAF Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena. All of the ingredients are present for Murphy's Rose Bowl Aquatics team to develop into one of U.S. Swimming's best clubs. Its $6.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2001 | RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The crystal clear waters of the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center are calm, but poolside, things are getting rough these days with a lawsuit and allegations of racism that are a reminder of a past that many in Pasadena would just as soon forget. Nestled in Pasadena's Arroyo Seco in the shadow of the Rose Bowl, this sparkling oasis is one of Southern California's premier swimming and diving facilities.
SPORTS
August 8, 1993 | LAUREN M. CABELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marc and Kathy Dumais go a lot farther than most parents do to support their children's athletics. For three years, they have driven 136 miles a day to bring three of their sons--Justin, 14; Troy, 13; and Brice, 12--from their home in Ventura to their diving practice facility in Pasadena. Most days after school, Kathy would load their 1985 Chevy Suburban--packed with homework, snacks, and two other children, Leanne, 9; and Dwight, 7--and drive an hour and a half to the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center.
SPORTS
July 6, 1993 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rose Bowl Aquatics is Terry Stoddard's swim club. His and his alone. There will be no more references about him being a caretaker. No second-guessing his techniques. No, "That's nice Terry, but when Mark Schubert was coach . . . " He's building, not maintaining. Last summer, Stoddard resigned as coach of the Mission Viejo Nadadores, a job he had held since 1986. He walked away from an internationally known club. In doing so, he walked out from under a shadow.
SPORTS
August 29, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Terry Stoddard, formerly coach of the Mission Viejo Nadadores, was selected as coach of the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center Swim Team, replacing Brian Murphy.
SPORTS
July 12, 1992 | GARY KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Amateur Athletic Foundation Rose Bowl Aquatic Center opened amid much fanfare in 1990 with a goal of becoming one of the nation's premiere training and competition facilities. Outfitted with two Olympic-size pools, several springboards and a platform diving tower, fund-raisers hoped diving enthusiasts would gravitate to Pasadena, creating interest and participation by would-be Greg Louganises of all ages.
NEWS
April 28, 1991 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost from the day it opened, the $6.5-million Rose Bowl Aquatic Center has been criticized for failing to serve enough minority residents. The allegations splashed over onto the recent District 1 Pasadena Board of Directors race, in which they were used against unsuccessful candidate Nicholas T. Conway, a member of the Aquatic Center board. But the controversy over the Brookside Park pool involves more than politics. Instead, it seems to signal basic differences about what the pool should be.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2013 | By James Rainey and Adolfo Flores
  Diana Nyad, the 64-year-old endurance swimmer who on Monday became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage,   trained for years at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena. As soon as news broke that Nyad had finally completed the feat, on her fifth attempt, her fellow Rose Bowl Swmmers celebrated her and marveled that they had been able to witness her perseverance and commitment as she swam a seemingly endless series of laps in the narrow gutter lane closest to the wall of the 50-meter pool.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2013 | Patrick Kevin Day
ABC's new celebrity diving competition show "Splash" lines up the usual suspects for such a reality series -- actors, actresses, pro athletes, a beauty queen and even a Playboy model. And then there's Louie Anderson. The 59-year-old, 400-plus-pound comedian may not be the favorite to win, but his very presence may help determine how big a splash the show, which premieres Tuesday, will eventually make. "I didn't look at this as a show that's going to make fun of me even though some people probably do when they hear about it," Anderson said on a recent morning while practicing at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena.
SPORTS
February 23, 1991 | IRENE GARCIA
The Norman Chandler Challenge Triathlon will be held Sunday at 8 a.m. in Pasadena. The event begins with a three-mile run in the hills near the Rose Bowl, continues with a 10-mile bike ride around the stadium and concludes with a 400-meter swim in one of the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center pools. The center was built in conjunction with the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles and completed last June. It includes two 50-meter pools and a diving tower.
SPORTS
February 19, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The trials to select a U.S. synchronized swimming team for the 1992 Summer Olympics will be held at the Amateur Athletic Foundation Rose Bowl Aquatic Center, said David Simon, president of the Los Angeles Sports Council. The winning bid was the only one to offer an outdoor venue for the trials, which are scheduled for April 2-5, 1992. About 50 swimmers are expected to participate in solo and duet competitions.
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