Make a Visit to the U.S. Olympic Training Center
March 20, 2013
As the song says, “It never rains in Southern California…” but when the skies decide to open up on us on occasion (especially in March), the Olympic Training Center is a good place for you to spend time out of the rain.
The all-weather, 150-acre complex trains 4,000 athletes per year, supporting their efforts to excel in Olympic archery, rowing, canoeing, kayaking, soccer, softball, field hockey, tennis, track and field, and cycling. Facilities here include North America’s largest permanent archery range, an artificial all-weather field hockey surface, four soccer fields, a 15,000-square-foot canoe/kayak and rowing boat house, four tennis courts, a 400-meter track and a cycling criterion course.
Free guided tours are conducted from the Visitor Center when a tour guide is available–otherwise, you can pick up a map and take a self-guided tour. See where U. S. Olympic Team hopefuls train!
The Olympic Training Center is located at 2800 Olympic Parkway in Chula Vista.
photo courtesy of panoramio