Despite an early end to in-person classes, Encino Crespi High School in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley is still hoping to complete a $10 million state-of-the-art aquatics facility by August.
The new facility sits adjacent to the school’s football field, and construction crews working on the 50-meter Olympic-size Myrtha pool wear masks. Encino Crespi boys and girls teams will use the new pool and separate plunge pool when the school reopens.
“It’s really exciting,” Crespi president Ken Foersc, told the Los Angeles Times. “We’ve been looking forward to cutting the ribbon for a long time. We hope in August to cut the ribbon, to go into the classroom and jump into the pool.”
Crespi, which opened in 1959, will join others in its conference with an aquatics facilities. However, the Encino Crespi facility is expected to be of such high quality that it will be used by visiting team when the Olympics come to Los Angeles in 2028.