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New Pool for Mar Vista High School???

Jan 22, 2018 03:50PM ● By Paul Spear
Sweetwater School Board Member Paul Hall reports that a new pool will be one of the topics during the Sweetwater School District Meeting taking lace tonight at Otay Ranch High School at 6 p.m.

The pool has been of considerable topic as it is on the older side and Mar Vista High School isn't the only high school to use the pool. Also using the pool are Southwest High, South Coast Water Polo Club, IB Swim Team plus Mar Vista Water Polo & Swim Teams.

Sweetwater School Board Member and Imperial Beach resident, Paula Hall, has been lobbying hard to get Mar Vista High School a new pool.

On February 22nd, 2017 in an article with Mar Vista High School Principle Rich Carreon we were told that the Sweetwater School district has set aside a little over $6 million for a new pool at Mar Vista High School. He had drawings or sketches for this and a potential location for the pool, as well as drawings for the quad, on a table in his office so that we could view them.

At the time he had reached out to the City of Imperial Beach regarding the pool, and they have had talks with the City of Imperial Beach about the possibility of a dual use pool. The idea being that when the students aren’t utilizing the pool it could serve as a community pool. When asked about this Imperial Beach City Manager Andy Hall stated, "We are very interested in working with the district to improve the swimming pool facility. We are hopeful that our involvement will result in more public access to the pool for all Imperial Beach residents". Rich’s drawings show the pool at the far west end of campus. Just off Elm Street with a new parking lot for the pool right next to it. 

Since then, we haven't had further talks with Rich or the City to see if any of the facts have changed since then and with the meeting hours away, we don't have time to check.

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Paul Spear, Publisher, and Editor of Dig Imperial Beach 



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