Groundbreaking of the new Ranier De Mandel Aquatic Center, Saturday, April 22, 2017. The centerpiece will be 25-yard-by-34-meter pool, named the Townsend Crosthwaite Pool. The NCAA-certified pool will be equipped with 1 and 3-meter springboards. Attached will be a circular recreational pool for general use. The De Mandel Center — named in honor of a lead gift from the late Ranier De Mandel ’25, will be built between Kemp Stadium and Campus Road, just north of the Culley Athletic Facility on what is now a parking lot. The project includes the expansion of the McKinnon Family Tennis Center.
Groundbreaking guests include: donors Jennifer Townsend Crosthwaite ’84 and Barry Crosthwaite ’80, President Jonathan Veitch, Director of Athletics Jaime Hoffman, Christian Arndt and Stefanos Polyzoides of the Pasadena architectural firm of Moule & Polyzoides, Senior Philanthropic Advisor and Executive Director of Principal Gifts Mitchell Spearman and Oxy swim and dive and water polo coaches and players and Oswald.
(Photo by Marc Campos, Occidental College Photographer)
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