What benefits would a new aquatics facility provide to the Milton Community?

  • Teaching water safety through swim lesson instruction saves lives. According to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, 10 people die each day from drowning in the United States. Formal swimming lessons reduces the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%. (Source: Pediatrics & Childhood Medicine, 2009).
  • Access to low impact health and wellness activities for all ages.
  • Educational programming for school district students and community groups.
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation services in the community.
  • Increased programming opportunities.
  • Ability to host large meets with a seating capacity of 400-500 people could generate an estimated impact on the local economy of $300,000 per weekend.
"For me, the Milton pool is where it all got started. It’s where I fell in love with the sport and made friendships that have lasted my entire life. As a professional swimmer now, I am extremely grateful that my community/school system had a pool where I could learn and develop my swimming skills into something that I can follow dreams and make a living from.”
Bridgette Alexander - Milton Native, Olympic Trials Finalist & US National Team Member

What will the new pool look like and what is the projected fundraising goal?


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  • An eight lane, 25-yard competition pool.
  • Above the deck seating for approximately 450 people.
  • As of July 31st, over $46,000 has already been raised and designated towards seating for an additional 100 people increasing total seating to 550.
  • A dedicated entry point for community members to access the facility with separate locker rooms from the students and athletes.
  • Continued fundraising focused towards upgraded amenities for our new pool.
  • The projected fundraising goal for enhancements is $150,000.