Kids from East Los Angeles who dream of becoming the next
Los Angeles County officials are set to celebrate the grand opening Saturday of a new aquatic center at East L.A.'s Belvedere Park with diving and synchronized swimming demonstrations by youth enrolled in county park programs.
The $14.8-million center features the only Olympic-sized pool open to the public on Los Angeles County's Eastside.
The old pool at the site, built in 1950, was demolished last year to make way for the new facility.
As well as the 12,750-square-foot Olympic pool, the center will hold a 2,550-square-foot pool for lessons and swimming laps, a children's splash pool and a 1,100-square-foot leisure pool.