In 1993, "Jurassic Park" was a hit on the movie screens, President Bill Clinton was still in his first year in the White House and Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" was in heavy rotation.
Justin Taylor has another memory from that time period.
Taylor, then a freshman at Costa Mesa High, was just starting his water polo career in the quirky "L" shaped, 25-yard home pool. Taylor heard then the promises of a new pool on campus.
"I was told by the time I was a senior, I'd be swimming in a brand new pool," Taylor said.
Taylor didn't think that meant by the time he was a senior citizen, yet four years came and went and no dice. But Taylor, now the Mustangs boys' water polo coach, finally has what he wanted back then.
Costa Mesa High's new 50-meter Olympic size pool is just about ready. It's scheduled to open by Nov. 1, said Newport-Mesa Unified School District spokeswoman Laura Boss.