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Update on OC Great Park Aquatic Center Proposal

24 Mar 2017 11:14 AM | Lindsay Warkentin (Administrator)

"Dear Friends,

I am writing to report back to you regarding our efforts to partner with the City of Irvine on a new aquatic center at the OC Great Park. Thank you for your interest and support, and for being a part of the remarkable response from the Orange County community. Mayor Pro Tem Lynn Schott has put forward a proposal asking the City of Irvine to formally work with us at USA Water Polo on a concrete plan to move forward.

Now the real work begins, and I am again asking for your help to keep our priority squarely before the City Council. On March 28 at 5:30 PM at the Irvine Civic Center, the City Council will consider whether to go forward with the process of defining exactly what a public-private aquatic partnership might become. Please come to the meeting on the 28th, register to speak on your way into the Council Chamber, and share with the City why more aquatic facilities are needed and the benefit they will have for the community. We want a 5-0 vote!

Once the City Council takes this important first step of requesting a formal plan from the City staff for consideration, we will begin working through the details of how a new aquatic center could move forward. We anticipate that a new center can meet the needs of USA Water Polo’s Olympic training program, while also providing needed facilities for USA Water Polo national events and local water polo, swimming, diving, and other aquatic disciplines.

Join me, Adam Krikorian, and national team players at the meeting on March 28, and wear your club and USA Water Polo gear so the Council can see firsthand why you are there. With your help, we can build a legacy for the Orange County aquatic community, which will meet the needs of tens of thousands of new residents searching for water safety and competitive aquatic programs at the Great Park, and also finally establish a new permanent home for USA Water Polo.

Christopher Ramsey

Chief Executive Officer

USA Water Polo, Inc."

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