El Camino College Breaks Ground on New Pool and Classroom Complex
El Camino College celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Pool and Classroom Complex on June 18. Construction has begun on this $48.7 million, 81,200-square-foot-facility, which will feature two fully equipped, spectator-friendly indoor pools for instructional use and athletic competition for the El Camino College swim, diving and water polo teams.
“Our facilities bonds are making many campuswide upgrades possible, including our new Pool and Classroom Complex,” said El Camino College President Dena P. Maloney. “Once again, we thank our community for supporting El Camino College.”
A rim-flow gutter system will be built into the competition pool, and skimmers will be installed at the wellness pool, which is designed for adaptive classes. The 35-meter competition pool has two 1-meter diving boards and one 3-meter board, as well as a state-of-the-art timing system for swim meets and practice.
In addition, the complex includes five classrooms, two fitness multipurpose rooms, an adapted PE laboratory/classroom, state-of-the-art fitness center, and weight training room. Student locker rooms and aquatics team rooms are also part of the plan, along with the Division of Health Sciences and Athletics office, faculty offices and other essential support spaces.
All windows in the building will be energy efficient, providing natural lighting throughout the building. Drought-tolerant landscaping will be planted around the complex, requiring minimal irrigation. Reclaimed water will be used in landscaped areas. The new Pool and Classroom Complex is funded by the 2012 Measure E Facilities Bond.
June 28, 2018