Southwestern College’s Crown Cove Aquatic Center Receives $42,000 Grant
CORONADO – On-the-water boater safety will be enhanced at the Crown Cove Aquatic Center (CCAC), thanks to a new $42,000 grant. The grant –awarded by the California Department of Boating and Waterways—will be used to purchase a new electric-start outboard motor for the center’s 17’ Boston Whaler. The grant will also be used to partially support the costs of youth aquatic camps.
The Crown Cove Aquatic Center has been part of Department of Boating and Waterways’ (DBW) grant program for over 10 years and has utilized their support to maintain their educational and recreational aquatic activities for the community. Previous DBW funding has been used to maintain equipment, support youth camps, provide training and promote boating safety in the community.
This year’s grant also requests a small fleet of sailboats, that will enable the aquatic center to develop a Youth Sailing Academy for youth ages 7 through 17.
“Character development through sport, especially sailing, yields positive outcomes,” said Patrice Milkovich, director for Crown Cove Aquatic Center. “Students are empowered as they learn lessons of discipline, respect dealing with adversity and gain self-confidence.”
The funding support of DBW and partnership with the California State Parks & Recreation has helped provide the Crown Cove Aquatic Center with quality boating curriculum, while also promoting the center as a leader in affordable boating and aquatic recreation opportunities.