The Pleasanton's Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center will be the host site for a large swim meet scheduled for a second day today.
The Valley Swim Association is hosting the two-day swim meet that is expected to draw about 2,000 swimmers and a few thousand more of their families who will begin to arrive each morning at 6:30 a.m., with competition beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until approximately 4 p.m., according to city spokeswoman Joanne Hall.
Hall said the city has been working closely with the host organization to develop plans for a both a successful competition and reduced impact on the neighborhoods surrounding the aquatic center, located at 4455 Black Ave. near Santa Rita Road. Congested traffic conditions are anticipated on Santa Rita Road and Black Avenue each morning as the swimmers begin to arrive for the day's competition.
Accordingly, city staff has developed a traffic flow system for the aquatic center to facilitate competitor drop-off, and participants have been notified of pre-designated parking locations that would reduce the impacts on the surrounding neighborhoods.