Operations still awash in red ink
By Seth Schmidt
Tracy Aquatic Center operating revenues stayed about the same last summer, despite an increased admission charge and revamped season-pass fees.
General admission income increased slightly to $16,967 in 2017, from $16,797 the previous summer. But season-pass revenues dipped to $15,700, from $15,735 in 2016.
The pool’s general admission rate was increased last summer to $6 from $5. The increase was the aquatic center first since its opening in 2003.
A reduced-priced resident individual season pass for $50 proved popular, with $3,350 in sales. Non-resident individual passes of $70 generated $1,730.
But family pass revenues declined last summer. A $150 family resident pass, good for up to four people, resulted in $7,850 in receipts, a drop from $9,225 in 2016.
Swimming lesson revenues increased from $6,515 in 2016 to $7,680 in 2017. A $5 lesson fee hike and a fourth session of lessons contributed to the increase.
Concessions declined from $8,613 in 2016 to $7,642 last summer.
Overall, pool-operating revenues for 2017 totaled $51,509, up slightly from $51,470 in 2016. Pool revenues declined overall because a $5,000 donation received in 2016 was not given in 2017.
For more on this article, see this week’s Headlight-Herald.