Training Trip Increases

Winter Training Trips

The Aquatic Complex is a destination for many college teams. Teams come with coaches, swimmers and divers. Teams pay rental fees, and some are tax exempt. In present times, teams are turned away as the facility is booked. The capacity for visitors in these weeks is such that more teams would eliminate programming for local residents. 

The teams visit for training as their college semesters end. Winter break schedules vary as some squads are able to go to Florida around Thanksgiving while others are off from classes into the middle of January. At times, teams hold meets as well, but the focus is generally for training with multiple practices and resting and recovery to prepare for the next session.

Financial Year Comparison of Swim Team Rental Revenue

Winter Training Visiting Teams

Showing November, December, January.

Date revised, 12/12/2010

Financial Year

Rental Charge

7% tax*
(many schools are tax exempt)

Total

# of swimmers, divers & coaches

FY 2006

$14,092

$776.02

$14,868.02

400

FY 2007

$ 17,822

$ 687.96

$ 18,509.96

387

FY 2008

$ 21,229

$ 718.13

$ 21,947.13

393

FY 2009

$ 25,180

$ 1,142.40

$ 26,322.40

438

FY 2010

$ 31,355

$ 833.70

$ 32,188.70

567

FY 2011

$ 24,860

$ 357.00

$ 25,217.00

460

FY 2012

$31,139

$521.92

$31,660.92

537

FY 2013

$38,056

$635.74

$38,691.74

540

FY 2014

$33,867

$173.18

$34,040.18

571

FY 2015

$27,652

$214.20

$27,866.20

501

FY 2016

$34,166

$757.26

$34,907.26

585

FY 2017

$35,028

$634.06

$35,662.06

676

FY 2018

$49,037

$285.32

$49,322.32

834

FY 2019

$32,008

$117.23

$32,125.23

740

Totals

$ 415,491

$ 7,854.12

$ 423,329.12

7,629

bar chart of swimmers, coaches, divers by year
Money-rental-by-year

New Pool Opportunities for Training Trips

With the proposed pool expansion and some marketing to the colleges and club teams, the ISCA President, Doug Fonder, feels confident that the number of teams visiting in these months could jump from six to fifty. These teams and their coaches are the bedrock of the membership of the ISCA organization. Marketing to their leaders and getting  these projected increases for the increases in the numbers of visitors to St. Pete for training destinations is assured with the expansion.

The projections with the expansions, rather than 700 visitors, the facility could handle a five-fold increase, to 3,500+ visitors every year. 

Projections with 30 teams

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