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MVHS Gets New Pool and Weightroom

Construction projects part of improvements school district sought with 2010 Measure A bond.

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As part of Measure A, a $41.3 million bond approved by voters in 2010, officials conducted on Tuesday, Jan 31 the official ribbon cutting for the school's new competitive swimmng pool and weightroom.

The new facilities were part of the district's ambitious goal to improve conditions at the local high schools to accomodate a 25 percent growth in enrollment expected in the next 10 years, and provide earthquake-safe and accessibility-compliant classrooms and labs.

"We are very excited to provide this facility for the physical education and athletics programs at Mountain View High School," said Board of Trustees President Phil Faillace. "The original MVHS swimming pool built in the early 60’s was too small to host swimming competitions and too shallow for official water polo matches. We are now looking forward to seeing MVHS proudly host fully sanctioned aquatic events.”

The new 30-meter pool has 10 lanes and the pool house also has the weightroom that will be used by the different athletic programs. The weightroom also has a thermal solar heating system located on its roof and two shade canopies that will provide over 50 percent of the water heating needs for the pool.

The project, designed by Sugimura Finney Architects from Campbell and constructed by Kramer Project Development Company, began on May 2011 and finished on schedule.

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