The U.S. Olympic Training Center is a 155 acre complex located in Chula Vista, CA, adjacent to the Otay Lake Reservoir. This $65 million ARCO Training Center was a gift to the U.S. Olympic Committee from the San Diego National Sports Training Foundation. The Center, which was officially opened in June 1995, has sport venues and support facilities for archery, beach volleyball, BMX, canoe/kayak, cycling, field hockey, rowing, rugby, soccer, tennis, track & field, triathlon, and cross-training abilities for various winter sports. The Center features an artificial all-weather field hockey surface, four soccer fields, a 15,000-square-foot canoe/kayak and rowing boathouse, four tennis courts, a 400-meter track and six acres for field events, and a cycling criterium course. There are plans to add an aquatic center and gymnasium the future. This facility trains over 4,000 athletes per year.
Things to Do
- Free tours are offered daily starting at the Copley Visitor Center. Tours are given on a walk-in basis with a maximum of 50 people per tour.
- Peruse a wide variety of Olympic merchandise and memorabilia in the Spirit Store.
- BMX and Archery clinics available.
U.S. Olympic Training Center Insider Tips
- At the Olympic Spirit Store, all proceeds go toward supporting the athletes.
- If you have more than 10 people in your group, call at least 4 weeks ahead to reserve a separate weekday tour for your group.
- Wear comfortable shoes as it is a lot of walking.
- Don't forget your sunscreen!