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June 23, 1988 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
There will be a ground-breaking ceremony in the Arroyo Seco this afternoon for a swimming facility that will do some ground breaking of its own. The very name of the facility--the Rosebowl Aquatics Center--begins the breakdown of images. For decades, Rose Bowl has meant football, not swimming. And the plan for the Rosebowl Aquatics Center shows side-by-side Olympic-sized pools, designed for international competition in both swimming and diving. There will also be a warm wading pool.
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June 23, 1988 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
There will be a ground-breaking ceremony in the Arroyo Seco this afternoon for a swimming facility that will do some ground breaking of its own. The very name of the facility--the Rosebowl Aquatics Center--begins the breakdown of images. For decades, Rose Bowl has meant football, not swimming. And the plan for the Rosebowl Aquatics Center shows side-by-side Olympic-sized pools, designed for international competition in both swimming and diving. There will also be a warm wading pool.
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NEWS
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.
SPORTS
October 28, 1988 | Tracy Dodds
The 44 United States swimmers who competed in the Olympics at Seoul were accompanied and advised by a contingent of 17 coaches, including Richard Quick, the designated head coach. Quick, as coach of the outstanding University of Texas women's team, had several of his Longhorn swimmers on the U.S. team. He was responsible for coaching them all the way through, as well as making the decisions about which swimmers would swim which legs of relays.
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January 25, 1987 | ASHLEY DUNN, Times Staff Writer
For the last three years, the only sign of activity at the Brookside Park pools has been the movement of dried leaves blowing over the broken glass and graffiti that litter the cracked concrete. In the 1930s, the competition-size pools were the site of Olympic trials and world-class swimming exhibitions. However, the city was forced to close them in 1983 because of age and deterioration.
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September 17, 1987 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
The private citizens who announced last summer that they intended to rebuild the old Brookside Plunge at the site of the Rose Bowl (it deteriorated and was closed in 1983) into the Rosebowl Aquatics Center with a four-pool complex of Olympian proportions, are making a splash with three major grants in order. Now they set about raising $600,000 more in private funds, and the first affair is Sunday--a "Classical Splash"--at the Huntington Sheraton pool and gardens.
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