The University of Southern California’s diving team will operate from a firm foundation for many years to come, thanks to a new lightweight concrete platform manufactured by the Oldcastle Precast facility in Perris, California. The diving platform is the centerpiece of the new Uytengsu Aquatics Center at the University of California.
To continue to support the athletic excellence of the USC’s teams, the Uytengsu Aquatics Center stadium has been transformed into a state-of-the-art facility. Opened Feb. 21, the Uytengsu Aquatics Center includes a new stadium entry, diving and dry land training areas, men’s and women’s locker rooms, coaches’ offices, meeting rooms, a new scoreboard, permanent seating, and renovation of the diving tower and pool deck.
Title sponsor for the new facility is Fred Uytengsu, class of 1983 and a former captain of the USC Swim Team. Uytengsu, president of the Alaska Milk Corp., and his family donated $8 million to initiate the $16 million project. The gift was the largest ever made to the USC Athletics department by a former student-athlete.