Cerritos College opened the doors to the Aquatic Center, after it was funded by G.O. Bonds, on Oct. 21, 2009.
The aquatic center is used by the water polo teams, swim teams, diving teams, and swimming classes for students.
Women’s water polo Head Coach Sergio Macias said, “It works out great for our swim classes, our water polo season and our swim season. Everyone is happy. We’re able to accommodate various levels of swimmers in our swim classes, in both the adaptive shallow pool, as well as the deep pool for our most experienced swimmers.”
The center consists of a 3,400 square-foot pool house building, along with a 115-by-75 feet competition pool, where the sporting events take place and a 45-by-75 foot adaptive pool.
Freshman attacker Sarah Aguayo feels that the new aquatic center gives the water polo team a good advantage for both home and away games this season.
“I like the new aquatic center here at Cerritos because it’s bigger than the old pool and it‘s an advantage for us to train in our new pool because most of the other schools do not have a big pool so when we have a home game, the opponents will get tired right away while we still have endurance and energy by the last quarter,” she said.
The women’s water polo team has had a combined record of 69-2 since the aquatic center has opened, including the 18-2 record the team currently has this season.
The women’s team has been in first place in the South Coast Conference for the past two seasons and was the 2009 South Coast Conference Tournament Champions.
The men’s water polo team has a combined record of 48-30 since the Aquatic Center opened, including the team’s current 14-8 record.
The team also has been a SoCal Qualifier and came in second place in the South Coast Conference Tournament and second place South Coast Conference for the past two seasons.