What's News in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Swim Meets Scheduled

After its opening this June, the RecPlex Aqua Arena will begin hosting competitive swimming events. Five have been scheduled thus far.

June 25 and 26
The Southeast Aquatics Swim Team (SEAY) will host the SEAY Open.

July 2 and 3
The Lake Forest Swim Club will host Wisconsin SwimFest, a USA Swimming and Wisconsin Swimming sanctioned meet.

July 16 through 18
SEAY will host a Silver State Meet.

July 29 through August 1
The Kenosha Barracuda Swim Team will host the 13 and Over State Championships.

August 6 through 9
The Kenosha Barracuda Swim Team will host the 14 and Under Central Zone Championship Meet.

“Competitions at the pool are expected to offer a boost in tourism spending as area businesses provide convenience services and goods to swimmers and their families,” explained Carol Willke, Director of Recreation for the Village of Pleasant Prairie. “The impact in tourism dollars from hotel stays, retail visits and restaurant spending is expected to be substantial.”

During late 2009, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism awarded the Kenosha Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau a $9,950 “Ready, Set, Go” grant to help bring the event and its swimmers to the area. Ready, Set, Go grants support the establishment of competitive sporting events in the State.

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