SCV News | Pool Opens in Castaic but may be Closed by Dec. 16
An Olympic-sized pool nearly 3 years in the making was finally opened to the public today in Castaic. But, the excitement was short lived.
The ceremony was met with frustration after an announcement was made by the county that the pool would be closed for the season on December 16 due to lack of funding.
Many pools around Los Angeles County are only open for 10 weeks, during the summer when kids are more likely to swim. But for swimmers dreaming of Olympic gold – 10 weeks just isn’t enough.
County officials are hopeful that they can come to an agreement with private swim clubs and interested swimmers to find ways to keep the new pool open longer.
No decisions on keeping the pool open have been decided yet – but swimmers are optimistic about the possibility about it staying open.
The pool opening ceremony was also one of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich’s last press conferences before he leaves office Monday. See our web extra featuring Antonovich [here].(c)2016 SCVTV