The new Kern High School District Aquatic Complex in Southwest Bakersfield was preparing to be packed for the summer as it brought in many competitors, coaches and fans but most importantly it was set to introduce KHSD’s newest sport.
“There’s still a lot of people in Kern County that don’t even know what it is or that it exists even at a couple of the high schools,” Jason Gall said.
Gall is talking about water polo. A sport still trying to make a permanent splash in the county. With the opening of the estimated 14-millions dollar Kern Aquatics Complex at the beginning of 2020, KHSD prepared to add the sport to at least 6-8 of its schools this upcoming school year starting with preparation in the summer.
“Basically three pools of water polo going all summer for summer league and just a lot of excitement and anticipation and adding it. And then the pandemic hit,” KHSD Director of School Support Services Stan Greene said.
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