Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for new South Broward High aquatic center

New pool has 12-foot diving board, electronic timing, scoreboards

By Liane Morejon - Reporter

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - A four-year wait is now over for kids at South Broward High School. Their brand-new aquatic center is finally open for use.

Students, faculty and parents got together for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. The competition-size pool boasts a 12 foot diving board and even electronic timing and scoreboards.

The pool will not only be used for swim meets and water polo, but also for the school's maritime technology magnet program. They use the pool to train for field trips and to test underwater robots.

"The school's former pool was 50 years old," said Olayemi Awofadeju, the principal of South Broward High School. "It sprung a leak and had to be closed down. The new facility was built using construction dollars set aside by Broward county schools."

Swimming lessons will be held this summer at the new pool for anyone above the age of three. For more info, contact South Broward High School at 754-323-1800.

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