The Torrance Unified School District’s students have been sharing a pool with the community since 1957; now, they have a pool of their own. This is a project TUSD has wanted for over 3 decades. All four major Torrance high schools will enjoy the new olympic-standard aquatic center.
The plan to create a new center was made possible by ballot measures U and T, which were passed in 2014; the project’s construction began in 2016. A total of $15 million was allocated to build the aquatic center, and it took around a year to complete the construction. The pools are located on an off campus area central to all high schools.
The aquatic center has been built on a 11-acre lot near Torrance High School's football field. It boast two locker rooms for each school within a 14,000 square foot building. The center comes equipped with an olympic sized pool, a warm-up pool, and a cool-down pool. Furthermore, the pool will have seating for 500 spectators, and lot with enough parking space for athletes and the spectating crowd combined.
The Torrance Aquatic Center emblem--designed by Eric Trujillo--is divided into four sections displaying each high school's mascot--Torrance’s Tar Tars, North’s Saxons, West’s Warriors, and South’s Spartan’s. This was done so that each school feel equal ownership of the center. The center will be home to each school’s water polo and swim teams.