The Sands Family YMCA in Canandaigua has received a $1 million gift from businessman, philanthropist and Rochester area native Brian F. Prince for the aquatic center there, which will be named the Prince Aquatic Center.
The nearly 10,000-square-foot Prince Aquatic Center will feature two pools – a warm water pool with a splash pad for families and a six-lane exercise pool for lap swim and more. There will also be a whirlpool and dry sauna.
“The Sands Family YMCA will be a game changer for Canandaigua, especially this aquatic center,” said Prince, who frequented the Northwest Family YMCA on Long Pond Road in Greece as a child.
“During a recent visit to another aquatics center within the YMCA of Greater Rochester, I was awestruck to see just how important a state-of-the-art aquatic center is in a vibrant YMCA, and I am proud to help bring that to Canandaigua,” he added.
The Sands Family YMCA is scheduled to open on October 2. The facility is being made possible largely due to the Sands Family Foundation, which has given an historic gift of $13.5 million to support the YMCA.
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