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Racine Unified School District’s Aquatic Center opened on Dec. 3, 2021. This is a state-of-the-art 51,000 square foot facility is located at 7567 Washington Ave. In Jan. 2022, the aquatic center opened for open lap swimming. Only about a month after its opening, the facility is already being put to good use, and residents are encouraged to go take advantage of this new health and fitness opportunity.

While the address is on Washington Road, the entrance is around the corner, on Oakes Road. “Our facility is still being updated on navigation apps,” an RUSD spokesperson explained. “The entrance is off of Oakes Rd., just south of Case High School.”

RUSD Aquatic Center
The new 51,000-square-foot facility boasts a 10-lane lap pool, multi-purpose pool and a 14-foot deep diving well. – Credit: RUSD

The Amenities

The building has seating for 800 spectators. According to RUSD, there is a 10-lane lap pool, a handicap-accessible multi-purpose pool and a 14-foot deep diving well with two 1-meter diving boards and two 3-meter diving boards. Not only do RUSD students have access to the amenities, but community members are also welcome.

“I had the place to myself this morning,” said Jason Eckman, Racine County Supervisor – 14th District, in a Facebook post on Feb. 15. The county representative encourages people to take advantage of the new amenity in Racine County.

Racine County residents are invited to take fitness classes, swim lessons, schedule a lane for swimming, watch RUSD student athletes’ swim meets or book the party room. View the online calendar for the facilities schedule.

RUSD announced that open lap swimming is now open and the cost of admission for the public is $5. If you are interested in swimming, visit the Aquatic Center website. There you will find the Center’s hours and additional information. Have further questions? Luke Riesterer is the Aquatic Facility Director and can be reached at 262-619-4670.

RUSD Aquatic Center
Open lap swimming is only $5 for the public at the new AUSD Aquatic Center. – Credit: RUSD

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