McDonald's Swim Stadium
The McDonald's Swim Stadium, the site of the 1984 Olympic swimming and diving competition, the 1989 U.S. Long Course Nationals and the 1991 Olympic Festival swimming and diving competition, is comprised of a 50-meter open-air pool next to a 25-yard, eight-lane diving well featuring 5-, 7 1/2- and 10-meter platforms.
The home facility for both the USC men's and women's swimming and diving teams as well as to the Trojans' men's and women's water polo teams conforms to all specifications and requirements of the International Swimming Federation (FINA).
One of the unusual features of the pool is a set of movable bulkheads, one at each end of the pool. These bulkheads are riddled with tiny holes to allow the water to pass through and thus absorb some of the waves that crash into the pool ends. The bulkheads can be moved, so that the pool length can be adjusted anywhere up to 50 meters.
The McDonald's Swim Complex is located in the northwest corner of the USC campus, near the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Vermont Avenue adjacent to the Lyon University Center.
One recent addition to the complex is the Kennedy Aquatics Center, which houses locker facilities and coaches' offices for both men's and women's swimming and diving.
The Peter Daland Wall of Champions, honoring the legendary USC coach's nine NCAA Championship teams, is located on the exterior wall of the Lyon Center.
The latest addition to the stadium is a state-of-the-art Colorado Timing scoreboard which is the first of its kind in the collegiate ranks at an outdoor aquatic facility. Among its features is the ability to show team names and scores, statistics, game times and animation. It has a viewing distance of more than 200 yards and a viewing angle of more than 160 degrees.
The stadium is also the host of the annual Janet Evans Invitational, one of the largest Grand Prix meets in the United States.