On this date in 1966, the Seal Beach McGaugh Pool officially opened. A joint venture between J. H. McGaugh Intermediate School and the City of Seal Beach, the pool cost $118,000.
Students had used the pool during the school year, but June 20th was the official opening for the entire community. The first schedule for recreational swimming was offer in two sessions on weekdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m and then 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. The weekend schedule had three sessions from noon to 1:30 p.m., 1:45 to 3:15 p.m, and 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Swimming instruction was also offered.
– Michael Dobkins