BUILDING A COMMUNITY ASSET
Sonoma Valley is one of the most enviable places to live. However, one thing that residents have long wished for is a community pool. In 2012, Sonoma Splash hired an independent research firm to gauge public support for an aquatic center, and to help guide the site search and facility design. Even in those earliest days of the project, results were overwhelmingly positive. More than 60% of respondents said they want a community pool and would use it.
THE POOL WILL BUILD COMMUNITY ACROSS SONOMA VALLEY
- Ideally located at the Sonoma Valley High School at 20000 Broadway, the community pool will cater to students and members of the community, all accessible by car, bike, foot and bus.
- The community pool will be a vibrant hub for Sonoma Valley residents and will be welcoming to all.
THE HIGH SCHOOL/COMMUNITY POOL WILL HELP SAVE LIVES
- Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in children ages 1-14; minorities have a significantly higher incidence of drowning.
- More than half of Americans either cannot swim or have not perfected five basic safety skills, such as being able to swim 25 yards; and research shows that if a child doesn't learn to swim by the third grade, he or she likely never will.
- An average of ten people in the US die from accidental drowning every day. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger.
THE POOL WILL IMPROVE THE HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE OF SONOMA VALLEY RESIDENTS
- The discipline it takes to commit to swimming and to push through tough workouts improves self-esteem, instills confidence and inspires dedication to taking care of yourself in all facets of life.
- Swimming on a regular basis can reduce your chance of premature death by 50%.
- Swimming causes no stress on our joints, and it can reduce pain from osteoarthritis.
- Swimming is recognized as one of the biggest calorie burners around, and great for keeping healthy.