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About

This video was made in 2009, 1 month before the pool closed.

Mission

The FWAC mission is to improve the quality of life for the greater Williams community through aquatic programs. We seek to ensure that there is a place for the community to learn to swim, recreate, rehabilitate, and exercise.

 

 

History & Accomplishments

  • The Williams Aquatic Center is a 98,000 gallon indoor high altitude swimming facility. It has four 75’ lap lanes and a zero depth entry.
  • In January of 2010, the City of Williams found itself in a fiscal crisis as the country entered into the recession.  A decision was made to close and drain the community pool.  The Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center was formed by the community as a response to the Aquatic Centers closure.
  • Over the last 3 years we have raised over $15K. In 2011 we, in cooperation with the Greater Williams Community Fund & the City, extended the swimming season through to September.
  • In 2012, with the help of grants from the GWCF, we were able to provide free swimming lessons to 116 children.

 

Goals

  • Return the pool to year round use
    • Fix the PoolPak (Pool HVAC System)
    • Find the money to operate year round
  • Assess the PoolPak
  • Mural for the Pool Building
  • Pool Pump funding
  • Pool Plastering funding
  • Establish an endowment to fund services

 

Why Year Round?

  • Improve the quality of life for the residents of Williams and the surrounding communities
  • Insure that all the children of the community have a chance to learn to swim
  • Rehabilitation Physical & Occupational Therapy
    • Currently, if someone were fall and hurt themselves, they would have to DRIVE to Flagstaff to do their rehabilitation exercises in their pool
  • Prevention and exercise – Water Aerobics & Lap Swimming for Adults
  • Develop lifeguards
  • Winter recreation for adults and kids
  • Public Showers
  • It’s an asset and amenity of the city that can be an incentive to attract people to LIVE in Williams