West Covina Unified high school athletes dove into a new Olympic-size pool on Sept. 22 to celebrate the completion of a state-of-the-art sports complex as West Covina Unified Board of Education members, administrators and community leaders cheered.
The Edgewood Sports Complex is the District’s latest Measure ES-funded project to be completed in 2020, thanks to steady construction progress made during school closures prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Board President Camie Poulos, Vice President Eileen Miranda Jimenez, Board Clerk Dr. Rose Lopez, and Board Members Michael Flowers and Daniel C. Monarrez encouraged the District to proceed with construction while following county public health guidelines.
“Thank you to the West Covina community and the Board of Education for supporting our endeavors to support student success by creating high-quality learning environments,” WCUSD Superintendent Dr. Charles D. Hinman said. “Our students and community will enjoy the benefits of these outstanding facilities when it is safe to do so.”
When students are permitted to return to campus and resume athletic activities, they will enjoy an aquatic center with an Olympic-size swimming pool, four locker rooms, two digital scoreboards capable of video playback, a high-quality sound system, and updated basketball courts.
The CIF Southern Section sanctioned-sized swimming pool features a movable bulkhead that will allow multiple activities and competitions to occur simultaneously, thermal shade structures that will reduce pool heating costs, and bleachers that can accommodate 350 people.
The Sports Complex is one of two new Measure ES-funded facilities at Edgewood IB Schools. The second is the Edgewood Event Center, which District officials celebrated during a Sept. 8 ribbon cutting. Together, the projects cost an estimated $31.9 million.