Cowichan Aquatic Centre scales back programming as weather improves

Aquatic centre program reductions are being phased in as the weather starts to improve. - Andrew Leong/file
Aquatic centre program reductions are being phased in as the weather starts to improve.
— image credit: Andrew Leong/file

The Cowichan Aquatic Centre is reducing some of its drop-in programs as the weather improves and attendance dwindles.

Pool manager Steve Knoke said the scale-back is typical of this time of year.

"When the weather gets better and people go outside, we anticipate a reduction in attendance," he said. "It's a larger percentage (of reductions) than in the past, but we also have a lot more programs running than in the past."

The athletic facility now runs about 72 classes each week, Knoke explained.

"There's a huge variety and a lot of them are duplicated, so a spin class might happen three or four times a day, but we would cancel two or even three of those if attendance drops."

And as demand rises, so does programming.

"We're constantly looking for ways to generate revenue and expenses," Knoke said.

For more information about programs at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre, visit the website.

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