The California Swimming Stadium at Verdugo Park held its opening ceremony on Friday, August 20, 1948. 5000 people attended the event, according to the Burbank Daily Review. The pool, constructed at a cost of $190,000, was rated as one of the finest in the United States, according to the paper. At the dedication, city council member Floyd J. Jolley said, "I feel it is the greatest achievement in the history of our city." Among events in the dedication program were diving demonstrations performed by local and state youth swimming champions, Tommy Hairabedian, Cliff Sparrow, and Lari Elliot. In this photo, people watch as a woman dives into the pool. From notes on photo: “California Swimming Stadium – Dedication Ceremony at 8-20, 1948 at Verdugo Park”; “Paul E. Wolfe Photography CHarleston 8-2341".
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Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)--Swimming pools--Crowds--Park facilities--Bathing suits--Diving--Diving boards--1940s