Supplement Feature - February 2021
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Just Keep Swimming

The 2021 Aquatic Trends Report

By Emily Tipping


We also asked respondents to indicate the type of community they serve. Nearly half (47.1%) said they represented suburban communities. Smaller numbers were from rural areas (30.3%) and urban communities (22.6%). (See Figure 2.)

Parks and recreation departments and districts were the type of organization most prominent among respondents, with 45.2% of respondents indicating they work for this type of organization. They were followed by: colleges and universities (15.2%); YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs (10.2%); community or private recreation and sports centers (6%); campgrounds, RV parks and private or youth camps (5.3%); schools and school districts (5%); sports, health and fitness clubs, and medical fitness facilities (3.1%); golf or country clubs (2.8%); resorts and resort hotels (2.2%); and homeowners' associations (1.4%). Another 3.6% were from other types of organizations, including churches and military installations, among others. (See Figure 3.)