Racine County sponsors hundreds of free passes to SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Racine County will sponsor hundreds of free passes to the SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center.

Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave made the announcement on Thursday, July 1. 

Racine County has purchased $2,500 worth of individual daily passes, which includes 800 individual youth passes and 150 individual adult passes. Youth passes are for those aged three to 17-years-old, and adult passes are for those 18-years-old to 61-years-old. 

Passes will be available at Dennis Kornwolf Racine County Service Center on a first-come, first-serve basis. Other passes will be distributed through businesses, community groups, summer school programs, and other organizations which serve youth.

“The SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center was designed as a safe place to gather with family and friends. We encourage families to consider the aquatic center as another option to enjoy the water and swim in a safe and family-friendly environment,” County Executive Delagrave said.

The effort follows recent drownings in Lake Michigan that claimed the lives of youth from Racine County and nearby communities, officials say.

“As the father of two teenagers, it’s devastating to see lives lost so young," Delagrave said. "I send my deepest condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of those who lost their lives. We will do everything we can to support our community during this difficult time.”

The Racine Family YMCA, operator of the SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center, is offering Learn to Swim programming, supported by the USA Swimming Foundation. The next session begins July 5, and another session will be held in August. For more information, click here.  

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