Why an Aquatic Centre for Princeton and Area H?

Our large vast and unique community has been considering the construction of an Aquatic Centre for a number of years. After listening to the community, health care professionals, realtors and growing industries the time has come for everyone to cast their vote on September 24, 2011.

  • Sep. 13, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Our large vast and unique community has been considering the construction of an Aquatic Centre for a number of years. After listening to the community, health care professionals, realtors and growing industries the time has come for everyone to cast their vote on September 24, 2011.

The enjoyment of an aquatic centre for recreation, sports, exercise, therapeutics and just plain fun has been heard from individuals of all ages whether they are residents or non-residents.

Health Care Professionals state time and again that the benefit of an aquatic centre for any community is a great thing. Swimming is widely regarded as the best overall exercise. Water allows for gentle resistance to body movement that builds more muscle than any other exercise; buoyancy allows for safer, low impact aerobics and helps to avoid injury. Simply floating in water helps reduce stress.  The social benefits of being with others reduces depression and adds to the overall enjoyment of an aquatic experience.

Princeton and Area H strive to bring more health care professionals to our area. An Aquatic Centre is a great facility to do so. Health Care Professionals who have considered our area have stated that the lack of an aquatic centre to assist in the healthy living of the community is one of the reasons they are not moving here. Patients who require ‘weightless’ exercise through the use of water have to travel out of town to do so and in turn, do not make those trips.

An Aquatic Centre can assist everyone in remaining healthy over long winter months where exercising outdoors on icy roads and windy trails is not an enjoyable thing. Outdoor winter sport enthusiasts can benefit from additional forms of exercise that an aquatic centre can bring; along with the relaxation and therapy of a hot tub.

Growing industry in the area invites new families to invest in homes here. A main obstacle for families choosing not to purchase a home in the area is due to the lack of an aquatic centre which has been heard from realtors and industry managers.

Currently many families invest time and money to travel outside the area to enjoy aquatic centres in other communities for swim lessons, exercise and fun.

For years, youth from our area have asked for a facility where they can play, be with friends, learn about water safety, take lessons and enjoy an aquatic centre in a controlled safe environment.

Local sport organizations have asked for an aquatic centre for the added training benefits for their athletes. Teams from outside of the community often turn down tournament invitations as there is no aquatic centre to entertain their families between games or in the evenings.

The benefits of an aquatic centre for our community are endless. Please consider them as you decide how to vote for yourself, family, neighbors and community on September 24, 2011.