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Irvine : Aquatics Complex Will Reopen With Big Splash

After nearly a year in mothballs, Irvine’s Heritage Park Aquatics Complex, site of the water competition portion of the pentathlon during last year’s Summer Olympics, will reopen with a city-sponsored bash Saturday.

The three-pool complex was closed last October after corrosion in pool pipes forced $350,000 worth of repairs, said Dave Tungate, community services supervisor.

Accompanied by musicians and a Marine Corps honor guard, Irvine Mayor David Sills will lead the 9 a.m. opening ceremonies. After the ribbon cutting, members of the public may dine on a free continental breakfast at poolside with live harp music.

At 10:30 a.m., local Olympic hopefuls will demonstrate their talents. The pool will be open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Swimmers should bring towels and padlocks, and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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The Heritage Park Aquatics Complex is next to Irvine High School at 4601 Walnut Ave.


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