[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | Castaic Aquatic Center Opens to Large Crowd | 05-31-2013
Santa Clarita CA
Today in
S.C.V. History
October 4
1900 - Pico oil driller Alex Mentry (as in Mentryville) succumbs to typhoid fever at California Hospital in Los Angeles [story]

The Castaic Aquatic Center opened to a large crowd looking to make a splash Friday morning at the Castaic Sports Complex.

“The new recreational center this project was a great success,” said Los Angeles County Director of Parks and Recreation Russ Guiney.

The center brings the county’s number of pool facilities to 28.

“Today we could have a future Olympian getting into this pool today,” Guiney said.

The new facility offers a number of amenities including parent and tot classes, swim team training, water polo, aquatic aerobic and more.

“This is a work class project,” said County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

The 13 million dollar project yields a 6,245 square foot pool inside of a 12,500 square foot building.

The center also features a 4,435 square foot aerobics unit with a splash pad.

“We’ve worked with the community to seek their needs and make sure they were included,” Antonovich said.

Swim lessons begin Monday.


Installation of "Bbubbles" by Bob Zoell at the new Castaic Aquatic Center; photos from Vourvoulis Architectural Glass Consulting

Installation of “Bbubbles” by Bob Zoell at the new Castaic Aquatic Center; photos from Vourvoulis Architectural Glass Consulting

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

1 Comment

  1. Cole Thomas says:


Related Content
Thursday, Oct 1, 2015
The Board of Supervisors will consider authorizing the Sseriff to execute and implement a contract amendment to the existing consultant services agreement with Tetra Tech BAS for design and construction administration for the Sheriff Department’s Pitchess Detention Center (PDC) Class III Landfill Closure Project.
Thursday, Oct 1, 2015
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is asking his fellow supervisors to change the name of Peace Valley Road in Gorman to Ralphs Ranch Road in honor of the famous family that owned Gorman for 100 years beginning in the late 1800s.
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015
Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe is proud to announce that the County’s Safe Surrender Program celebrated success for the third time this month and 13th time this year.
Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015
On a motion by Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich and Supervisor Hilda Solis, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved funding for an additional 67 patrol deputies for unincorporated areas in next year’s budget.
Friday, Sep 25, 2015
Actor Columbus Short pleaded no contest Thursday to punching a man and knocking him out at a West Los Angeles restaurant last year.

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
The alpha lioness became injured by a Cape buffalo when she was hunting. She was gored in her left hind quarter. Her leg was almost ripped off, but no bones were broken, and no organs were damaged. However, she lost a lot of blood, and it was painful for her to walk. She probably would not live without human intervention, and neither would her cubs.
What a World | Commentary by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
1900 - Pico oil driller Alex Mentry (as in Mentryville) succumbs to typhoid fever at California Hospital in Los Angeles [story]
Santa Clarita Station deputies responded to a call of two men running around a Valencia condominium complex armed with firearms. ... While following up on the investigation, deputies went to the home looking for the other person involved in the call. Deputies knocked on the front door. The door was opened by the suspect, who was armed with what appeared to be a shotgun, and pointed the barrel directly at the deputies.
Valencia Man Levels Shotgun Lookalike at Deputy’s Chest, Lives to Tell About It
The Los Angeles County Fire Department Hazmat Team responded to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station after an individual brought in a envelope that supposedly made him ill Saturday afternoon.
Glittery Envelope Prompts Shutdown of SCV Sheriff Station
The Pitchess Detention Center and other Los Angeles County jails are closed to visitors this weekend while officials conduct security assessments of visitor areas.
Pitchess, Other Jails Closed to Visitors This Weekend
1967 - Future state Sen. Pete Knight sets world speed record (still stands) in X-15 rocket plane [story]
Santa Clarita Valley High School Football Scores for Week Five (October 2 through October 3)
SCV High School Football Scores: Week 5
All 23 California State University campuses will begin accepting applications today for admission to the fall 2016 term. Apply online at www.csumentor.edu. The application deadline is Nov. 30, 2015.
All CSU Campuses Now Accepting Apps for Fall 2016
The Santa Clarita Valley Council PTA will host a candidates forum for the upcoming William S. Hart Union High School District governing board election on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
SCV Council PTA to Host Hart District Candidates Forum
Summer may be over, but camp never is. The Painted Turtle operates year-round, sometimes packing up the magic of camp and taking it to other regions of California.
News from the Painted Turtle
October is a great month for special events in the city of Santa Clarita, and this year, there is something for everyone.
Walk, Run, Heel
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department will present the timeless vampire tale “Dracula” on the main stage at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center for a limited engagement, Oct. 9 through Oct. 18.
‘Dracula’ Opens Oct. 9 at PAC
The consumer website WalletHub has ranked Santa Clarita No. 10 on the list of best cities in the United States for people with disabilities.
Santa Clarita Ranked 10th Best U.S. City for People with Disabilities
To address the increasingly important role international trade plays in the greater Los Angeles economy, the Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center Network launched the Virtual International Business Advisor to help small- to-medium-size businesses in northern Los Angeles County grow their international skills and opportunities abroad.
Regional SBDC Program Gives Local Entrepreneurs Some Global Perspective
The ad starts with a women announcing how Chiquita Canyon Landfill came to the rescue of Val Verde and how the money paid to the funds committee in Val Verde saved the town from imminent doom, great crime, and now pays the way for kids to go through college.
Omitted Truths
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Providence is trying to get in front of a possible nurse shortage. Plus, Tracy Gold made an appearance at two William S. Hart Union Schools today to relay a unique message. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, October 1, 2015
Because Sarah finds it difficult to make friends, she set out on a quest to meet new ones and at the same time, help people understand autism. She does this by reaching out to people with a wrapped gumball and a small information card, while her mom snaps a photo for her to remember all her new friends.
Sarah’s Story
A Tujunga man was sentenced today to 23 years to life in state prison after being convicted of murder for a 2013 DUI wrong-way crash on the Antelope Valley Freeway, the Los Angeles County District Attorney announced.
Wrong-Way Driver Gets 23 to Life for Deadly Crash on 14 Freeway
Bowman High School welcomed Roadtrip Nation and actress Tracey Gold to help guide students to make their passions into careers.
Roadtrip Nation, Child Actress Inspire Bowman Students
Valencia-based biomed MannKind Corp. has issued its third round of pink slips this year amid lackluster sales of its new inhalable insulin drug, Afrezza.
Another Round of Layoffs at MannKind Corp.
Real Life Church is partnering with Lombardi Ranch to offer a memorable Halloween experience that pays tribute to the family-­friendly event that Lombardi Ranch has historically offered.
Oct. 24: Lombardi Ranch, Real Life Church Team Up for Halloween Event
The annual ride supports our fallen heroes and their families. All proceeds support LASD, CHP, CDC, LACoFD, and the US Forest Service (Angels National Forest).
Oct. 11: High Desert Fallen Heroes Ride Returns
A Manufacturing Day seminar at College of the Canyons Friday gave junior and senior high school students an opportunity to see the various career paths available to them in the manufacturing sector.
Manufacturing Day at COC Presents Students with Career Options