The Yuma Union High School District was a joint financial partner with the City of Yuma for the programming and construction of The Valley Aquatic Center. The facility is located on school district property adjacent to Cibola High School. The competitive pool is used for community and high school competitive programs in swimming, diving and waterpolo.
The local valley area Arizona and USA swimming organizations utilize the pool for training and competitive meets. The City of Yuma operate the facility and manage instructional and recreation programming in both pools. There is large support and interest in the recreational and instructional programs throughout the extended Arizona summer months from both the local valley community and the many tourists that visit Yuma's nearby Colorado/Gila river valley, Imperial National Wildlife Refuge and the many historical and prehistoric sites.
- 2009 - 'Profiles in Reinvention' Aquatics International magazine