The second season of the Gaylord Area Aquatic Center began this week. The facility was made possible through a combination of city funds and a voter-approved referendum last year. During it’s first year of operation in 2011, the Gaylord Aquatic Center had a total of nearly 32,000 admissions over the course of it’s 90-day season. And while it came up nearly $11,000 in the red following that first summer, Gaylord city officials had been told by the designers of the water park that such facilities typically lose $30,000 their first year. Aquatic Center revenues in 2011 totaled more than $160,000, or nearly $69,000 more than expected. Information on specials, season passes, swimming lessons, and fitness passes for the 2012 season is available at www.exploregaylord.org.