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Ribbon Cutting is Scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2012

January 11, 2012, Rancho San Diego) -- The highly anticipated new County of San Diego Aquatics Center at the McGrath Family YMCA in Rancho San Diego will celebrate  its ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. The state of the art facility, located at 12006 Campo Road, is in a position to provide a variety of programs  that help kids and adults learn water safety  skills, develop confidence in and around the water and enjoy the benefits of water exercise.


Thanks to three  major supporters of the East County  Family YMCA and its life changing programs  (The County of San Diego, the Mattia Family in remembrance of Amir Mattia, and the Page Family in honor of Evelyn Page), this much needed Aquatics Center will feature: 

  • The Evelyn Page Indoor Warm Water Pool. This pool will be great  for water exercise, swim lessons  and lap swim year round. Features  a retractable glass roof.
  • The Amir Mattia Family Outdoor Pool, Splash Pad, Oversized Spa and Equipment Building. These features of the center  will offer competitive swim, water polo, and lap swim.
  • The Splash Pad will feature  a bucket dump, spurting  palm tree,  fountains,  and shooting water along with a poolside family picnic area.
“At the YMCA we are all about building and supporting communities,” said Rob Sauvajot, Executive Director/Vice President,  East County Family YMCA. “We are very grateful  to our donors, local businesses, volunteers,  elected  officials and the community at-large for making this dream a reality. We look forward to seeing this beautiful  Aquatic Center being filled with children and families participating in programming that will change lives for the better.”
In addition to the new Aquatics Center, this YMCA includes a state of the art Sports Complex, a 35,000 sq.ft. full-service facility with: the Sycuan Wellness/Fitness Center, the Dallas Pugh Gymnasium, Multi-Purpose and Conference rooms, a Youth and Teen Development Center and multiple Group Exercise Studios. There is also a Member Lounge and Child Watch Center while members work-out.
About the East County Family YMCA
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  Across the U.S., 2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential  of children and teens,  improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support  neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence  not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal  and social change. The East County Family YMCA operates the John A. Davis Family  YMCA in La Mesa and the Cameron Family  YMCA in Santee, as well as the McGrath Family  YMCA in Rancho San Diego. For more information, please visit


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