Monday, June 20, 2016

Campus Recreation History



Did you know that the Leavey Center pool used to be covered by an over-head cover? The bubble was installed in 1975 and provided cover from the sun for swimmers and anyone else enjoying the pool. The cover was then permanently removed approximately in the spring of 1990.


The picture above is from early 1990 before the cover was removed. Note that the pool is not an Olympic-sized pool yet either. In the picture below, one gets a glimpse of what the pool bubble cover looked like from the inside. 


A special thanks to the Department of Archives of Special Collections for providing old The Santa Clara newspapers and photos.