Aquatics centers in towns and regions similar to Falmouth and the Upper Cape can offer a variety of aquatics options. A "competition" swimming pool for swim teams and recreational swimmers. Warm-water therapy pool. Shallow, warm-water pool for water aerobics, lap swimming, and learn-to-swim programs. Aquatics centers can also have community-wide economic benefits. Facilities that host swim meets attract new visitors, and help support hotels, restaurants, and businesses, particularly during the winter swim season.
Aquatics centers can feature indoor and/or outdoor "splash parks", with water slides, sprays, flowing river channels, and beach style zero-entry for infants, toddlers, and disabled. Rainy day at the beach? Tired of sitting in line to park at Old Silver? Another cold, wet winter day? Hit the splash park!
Land-based fitness and wellness facilities and programming are important for broad participation and financial sustainability. Treadmills, spin bikes, exercise machines and weights. Cardio, aerobics, and yoga classes. Child-watch and/or day-care. Classrooms and meeting spaces for teaching and training.
Aquatics centers can provide services and support, such as membership scholarships for underserved populations, teaching all school children to swim, and unique special needs programming. They often partner with other community programs to improve the range and delivery of valuable community services.
Today's aquatics facilities offer diverse activities to patrons of all ages, incomes, fitness levels, and interest levels. These facilities offer affordable recreation, instruction, fitness, competitive programs, and therapeutic programs for all citizens and visitors.
Falmouth and the Upper Cape have hundreds of participants in learn-to-swim and competitive programs at all age levels from kids to seniors. We have several excellent programs and coaches. But we lack an aquatics facility that can help realize our full community potential.