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. Approximately 60% of respondents said they want a pool and would use it.
SONOMA SPLASH WILL BUILD COMMUNITY
- Ideally located in the geographic center of the Valley, across from Maxwell Farms Regional Park, Sonoma Splash is accessible by car, bike, foot and bus.
- Sonoma Splash will offer a broad array of amenities and activities and will be a vibrant community hub that is welcoming to all.
SONOMA SPLASH 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 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.
SONOMA SPLASH WILL IMPROVE THE HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE OF ALL 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 reduces 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 weight under control.
SONOMA SPLASH WILL IMPROVE OUR LOCAL ECONOMY BY CREATING JOBS
- An independent analysis conducted by Isaac Sports Group projects that Sonoma Splash would generate $2.5M in total salary and wages in the first five years of its operation.
- Sonoma Splash will create more than 65 full- and part-time permanent jobs, and will employ 15-25 full-time workers during the construction phase.