The first phase of the Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District’s (TDRPD) Truckee Aquatic Center has broken ground. This includes an indoor 10-lane lap pool, and its appendages (concessions, locker room, office space, etc). This state of the art facility replaces the community swimming pool located at Truckee High.
An additional $1 million is needed to fund the warm water pool that will complete the Truckee Aquatic Center. The TDRPD launched an indiegogo campaign to raise the $1 million dollars. With generous matching donations from the Truckee Tahoe Airport District and The KaWyHa Foundation, every dollar raised will generate 3x the contributed amount leaving only $250,000 to be raised by the Community in this campaign. With only 38 hours left, the TDRPD is $45,000 short of their goal.
So, why is the warm water pool important to the Aquatic Center and to Truckee-Tahoe residents and visitors? According to the US Center for Disease and Control website, water-based exercise has proven positive impacts on chronic illness and mental health. The website notes the benefits for older adults, including bone health of post-menopausal women. There are also a series of studies indicating that water exercise can mitigate the significant declines in cardiovascular fitness that occur in as few as three weeks of inactivity after injury. With 90 degree water, a gradually sloping beach entry and depth not to exceed 3 ft., the warm water pool will provide the critical components necessary to support health, wellness, safety, education and fun for the youth, seniors, disabled and rehabilitating. This additional pool will feature a current channel (think “lazy river”), zero depth entry, warm water lanes, a slide and interactive play features.
Here is a link where you can learn more and decide for yourself whether an investment in this campaign is warranted: