Chula Vista Olympic Training Center
fidelity award: Bronze
Three on-site BMX tracks range in difficulty from amateur to elite. Two tracks have the regulation eight meter tall Supercross start ramp.
The state-of-the-art archery complex has outdoor targets allowing for training distances from 30 to 90 meters as well as an indoor training space.
Multiple natural grass fields are manicured for rugby and soccer training and competitions, but also appropriate for lacrosse and other grass sports.
The field hockey pitch is newly resurfaced and ready for training and hosting international competitions.
The newly resurfaced track has eight 400-meter lanes with a 12-lanes 100-meter straightaway, long jump, high jump and pole vault pits. The adjacent throwing field has javelin runways, a shot put pit and throwing rings for discus and hammer.
The six regulation-size beach volleyball courts are stocked with 2,200 tons of professional-grade sand.
Two newly resurfaced tennis courts can be used to practice tennis and for plyometric training.
The boathouse sits on the Lower Otay Lake reservoir with a private boat dock. A 3,000 meter course is marked with buoys and the lake is reserved exclusively for athlete use on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
A cycling criterium is available with a .90 mile loop for cycling and triathlon training.
The strength & conditioning center boasts numerous Olympic-style weightlifting platforms and plenty of weights.
The low ropes course provides a fantastic opportunity for team bonding and leadership identification or development.
Dorms are set up in two-bedroom, two-bathroom suites with a living room.
Up to 1,000 nutritious meals are served daily in the dining hall to refuel athletes after hard training sessions.
The AT&T Athlete Connections Center provides a spot for athletes to relax, watch TV, play games or use computers.
Support services: Both Medicine and Coaching/Sport Sciences are headquartered at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, but sports medicine, sport physiology, sport psychology, strength & conditioning personnel provide on-site support to U.S. athletes and coaches.
Admission for athletes of other countries for training (fees): Yes, $125 US per person / night, includes lodging, meals, airport transportation and training facilities. Contact the OTC for all other rates.
Residence number of beds: 133 beds
ENVIRONMENT (enviromental conditions)
Average temperature autumn: 20
Average temperature spring: 17
Average temperature summer: 21
Average temperature winter: 14
Average pluviometry autumn: 18
Average pluviometry spring: 24
Average pluviometry summer: 20
Average pluviometry winter: 41