A 2-acre, $24.5 million regional aquatic center is one step closer to construction at Pioneer High School after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors awarded a contract on Feb. 12 to an architecture firm to begin designs.
The county project – supported by Fourth District County Supervisor Janice Hahn, who represents the unincorporated Whittier community – will feature swimming pools offering recreational swimming, swim lessons, junior lifeguard training, synchronized swimming, water polo and diving.
An Olympic-size competition pool will provide a venue for master swim teams and will be certified for hosting official swimming competitions and water polo events.
The center will be constructed on the school’s parking lot at the southeast corner of Washington and Pioneer boulevards.
A groundbreaking is planned for fall 2019, with the opening expected in 2022.