SWLA secures swim meet for seventh year - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

SWLA secures swim meet for seventh year

The following is a press release from the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau:

LAKE CHARLES, La. (March 23, 2012)—At a recent executive board meeting held in Baton Rouge, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association voted to keep the State High School Swim Meet in Sulphur for 2012 and 2013. Southwest Louisiana won the bid by a vote of 19-1 beating out the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena.

"We couldn't be more excited to have the swim meet secured for another two years," said Norman Farr, director of Sulphur Parks and Recreation. "We have really grown to love this event and look forward to its arrival each fall."

Last year an attendance record was set at Sulphur Parks and Recreation Aquatic Center with 7,372 people. Organizers are expecting an attendance of over 7,500 people for the next two consecutive years.

"This meet has a large economic impact on the entire parish," said Eric Zartler, senior sales manager for the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau. "You are looking at over half a million dollars estimated economic impact each year. These are new tax dollars that contribute to better roads, schools and other infrastructure."

Events will be held November 14-17, 2012 and November 20-23, 2013 at the Sulphur Parks and Recreation Aquatic Center. For more information, contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at (337) 436-9588 or (800) 456-SWLA, or visit www.visitlakecharles.org.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • UPDATE: Power restored for most Entergy customers in Lake Charles

    UPDATE: Power restored for most Entergy customers in Lake Charles

    Saturday, November 18 2017 2:24 PM EST2017-11-18 19:24:40 GMT
    Entergy outages in Lake Charles (Source: Entergy)Entergy outages in Lake Charles (Source: Entergy)

    Nearly 1,800 Entergy customers are without power in Lake Charles early Saturday afternoon. According to the company's online power outage map, the outages are in the area of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, along East Prien Lake Road.

    More >>

    Nearly 1,800 Entergy customers are without power in Lake Charles early Saturday afternoon. According to the company's online power outage map, the outages are in the area of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, along East Prien Lake Road.

    More >>
  • Voters choose Louisiana's next treasurer in Saturday runoff

    Voters chose Louisiana's next treasurer in Saturday runoff

    Saturday, November 18 2017 2:10 PM EST2017-11-18 19:10:23 GMT
    Derrick Edwards and John Schroder (Source: Candidates' campaign websites)Derrick Edwards and John Schroder (Source: Candidates' campaign websites)

    A small percentage of voters are expected to cast ballots in a special election to choose Louisiana's next treasurer.

    More >>

    A small percentage of voters are expected to cast ballots in a special election to choose Louisiana's next treasurer.

    More >>
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Cost of a Vote

    SPECIAL REPORT: Cost of a Vote

    Saturday, November 18 2017 1:28 AM EST2017-11-18 06:28:48 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    If you don't remember we just had an election last month, don't feel bad, voter turnout was abysmal.  However, that doesn't change the cost of holding the election, meaning when hardly anyone shows up to vote, the cost per voter who actually casts a ballot is high. In fact, here in Calcasieu Parish, it would be cheaper to send each voter to see a movie, than it is to let them in the voting booth. Lynn Jones loves elections!  And why not. He's been involved in the electoral ...

    More >>

    If you don't remember we just had an election last month, don't feel bad, voter turnout was abysmal.  However, that doesn't change the cost of holding the election, meaning when hardly anyone shows up to vote, the cost per voter who actually casts a ballot is high. In fact, here in Calcasieu Parish, it would be cheaper to send each voter to see a movie, than it is to let them in the voting booth. Lynn Jones loves elections!  And why not. He's been involved in the electoral ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly