Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

Following completion of the Classroom-Office Building, construction started on the new Aquatic Center in January 2008, and the Olympic-sized pool formally opened August 14, 2009. The arrangement of the pool, which cost around $5 million, allowed two or three activities to take place at one time. The 700,000 gallon heated pool featured eighteen 25-yard lanes, eight 50-meter long-course lanes, eight short-course lanes, fifteen racing platforms, two 3-meter diving boards, two 1-meter diving boards, and a computerized scoreboard. During Fall 2009 Convocation, the Meraquas of Irving Synchronized Swimmers' performance was a highlight of the Aquatic Center Inauguration. (Photo courtesy of Tony Kawashima.)