Make an Investment in Community Health and Wellness

The RBAC – A Non-Profit Organization

Since 1990 the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center has offered a world-class aquatics facility to thousands of children, youth, families, and seniors. The benefits of community, healthy living, water safety, regular exercise, and sports training extend far beyond the water. The RBAC has become a vital part of our community.

As a self-sustaining non-profit, the RBAC relies on the generosity of friends and patrons—we could not provide all these services without you. Would you please help ensure RBAC can offer all programs, as well as facility enhancements, scholarships, and PUSD Water Safety and Learn-to-Swim by making your Annual Campaign gift today!

Let’s Pool Together to help sustain and enhance the RBAC for years to come. Thank you for your support!

Please consider including the RBAC in your planned giving through wills and bequests.
If you have designated the RBAC as a recipient of your generosity and planned giving, please let us know. 626.564.0330 ext: 406

Your Gifts Make an Impact

  • The PUSD Water SafetyProgram  
    • EVERY third-grade student in  the Pasadena Unified School District is provided with swim lessons, swimsuit, water safety curriculum, beginning dive and water polo instruction at NO cost to their families. 
    • Teachers estimate that for over 80% of the students, this is their first aquatic experience. 
    • Students learn this basic survival skill along with many other skills with lifetime benefits that extend well beyond the pool deck: listening, following directions, keeping track of personal belongings, and setting goals.


  • The RBAC is home to the Rays Special Needs Swim Team,, the Community Adaptive Lessons and Adaptive Group Lessons
    • These innovative programs assist children with physical and developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorder, bipolar disorder, cerebral palsy, motor planning or weight issues, and other special needs. 
    • Our staff works closely with many other agencies also dedicated to helping children with special needs: Ability First, Almansor Center, Club 21, Foothill Autism Alliance, Frostig Center, Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles, and the San Gabriel Valley, Glendale City College Adaptive Physical Education Program, Hathaway Sycamores, Pasadena Parks & Recreation Department, Regional Centers, School Districts including Burbank, Glendale, La Canada, Los Angeles, Pasadena, and South Pasadena, and Villa Esperanza.


  • The RBAC provides over 100 hours of programming EVERY WEEK.
    • This requires a staff of 250, a Board of Directors who serve without compensation, and prioritizing efforts to preserve the integrity of this incredible facility.
  •  Donations help:
    • Continue to undertake preventive maintenance to keep minor problems from becoming costly, inconvenient ones
    • Meet rising energy and inflation costs to keep  the pools heated throughout the year
    • Hire, retain and train outstanding staff, many with Olympic competitive and coaching experience
    • Maintain the safest environment possible for all members of the community
    • Provide scholarships for all programs, as cost should never be a barrier to health and wellness
    • Implement innovations to support the needs of our community and environment


YOU Make the Difference

Every donation makes a difference for the facility, the community, and the staff. From competitive teams, employment opportunities, wellness and community – all benefit from your support and your generosity changes people’s lives. Join us as we continue to make a difference in the community!

Donate Now!

Please click here to make a donation or call Ron Orr at 626.564.0330 x 406.
We accept Mastercard, Visa, and American Express or make your checks payable to the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center. Every donation counts and is tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

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Christina Gubala, Development Manager