The Walnut Creek Aquatic Foundation is a community-based 501(c)(3) organization that was created to support aquatics in the City of Walnut Creek and surrounding communities. Our goal is to help conceive, fund, and build sustainable aquatic facilities that will allow recreational, learn-to-swim, competitive, fitness, and therapeutic aquatic programs to exist and thrive in Walnut Creek and surrounding communities. Our board includes representatives from the community, the Walnut Creek Aquabears swim team, Walnut Creek Aquanuts synchronized swimming team, and Walnut Creek Masters.
The Walnut Creek Aquatic Foundation (WCAF) will encourage the city to continue their participation in the operation of the Clarke Swim Center. The Foundation has looked at several different plans for a new replacement facility, all of which will meet the needs of current aquatics programing. These facilities will expand opportunities for additional swim lessons, exercise and recreational programs that will be attractive to the community. The Aquatic Fund is committed to raising 25% to 50% of the funds needed to renovate the facilities.
WCAF wants to ensure that all current aquatics programing will be able to continue and expand into the foreseeable future. While this plan will require a capital investment by the City and the WCAF, the operating cost of a new efficient facility and its added programming opportunities will dramatically reduce the annual subsidy the City provides for aquatics.