Top Aquatics Programs Announced

BOYNTON BEACH, FL -- The United States Water Fitness Association (USWFA) recently published the results of its 2009 National Aquatic Program Awards. The awards are designed to encourage the development and recognition of outstanding aquatics programs in both for-profit and nonprofit facilities.

John Spannuth, USWFA president and CEO, says the organization uses information on the facilities’ entry form, plus the supporting information they send to do a six- to seven-page evaluation of each program when choosing the winners.

Winners ranked by category are as follows:

Aquatic Fitness Center
1. Greenville Aquatics & Fitness, Greenville, NC

Athletic Clubs
1. Merritt Athletic Club, Towson, MD
2. Rochester Athletic Club, Rochester, MN
3. Gold's Gym Amarillo, Amarillo, TX

City Parks and Recreation
1. City of Englewood, Englewood, CO
2. Bryan Aquatic Center, Bryan, TX
3. Echo Hollow Pool, Eugene, OR
4. Sheldon Pool, Eugene, OR
5. Sanibel Recreation Center, Sanibel, FL
6. Orchard Park Recreation, Orchard Park, NY
7. Roanoke Rapids Aquatic Center, Roanoke Rapids, NC

Community Center
1. Buck Community Center, Littleton, CO

Community College
1. Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA

Health and Fitness Center
1. The Club at Ricochet, South Plainfield, NJ
2. Sanford Wellness Center, Sioux Falls, SD

Jewish Community Center
1. Rosenbloom JCC, Owings Mills, MD
2. Weinberg Park Heights JCC, Baltimore, MD

Military Facilities
1. Mountain Home Air Force Base, Mountain Home AFB, ID

1. University of South Florida St. Petersburg Waterfront, St Petersburg, FL

Wellness Center
1. Sanford Wellness Center, Sioux Falls, SD
2. Baptist East/Milestone Wellness Center, Louisville, KY
3. St John Siegfried Health Club, Tulsa, OK

1. Cleveland County Family YMCA, Norman, OK

1. Bess Chisum Stephens YWCA, Little Rock, AR

Suggested Articles:

​​​​​​​In several states in which health clubs are still closed, health club operators have taken various steps to move for reopening of their busines

The California Fitness Alliance sent a letter and gym reopening guidelines to the state's governor as well as city and county officials.

April revenue for a majority of suppliers declined by at least 25 percent compared to April 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, per an SFIA survey.