Phoenix City Council: SAVE PSC- DO NOT REMOVE SPECIAL PERMIT DESIGNATION FROM OUR FACILITY
  • Petitioned Jacob Zonn

This petition was delivered to:

Camelback East Village Planning Committee
Jacob Zonn
Phoenix City Council
Sal DiCiccio

Phoenix City Council: SAVE PSC- DO NOT REMOVE SPECIAL PERMIT DESIGNATION FROM OUR FACILITY

    1. Tarek El Dokor
    2. Petition by

      Tarek El Dokor

      Phoenix, AZ

For 24 years Phoenix Swim Club has been the premier competitive swim club in the city of Phoenix and one of the leading swim clubs in the world. The club offers programs for swimmers of all ages and levels of development, from the five year old beginner to the Olympic gold medalist. Athletes from around the world have trained at this facility and now all that stands between the survival of the swim club and another 35 tract houses is this special permit designation. This proposed project is not “infill” but will destroy an important component of our Phoenix community that promotes health, recreation, and the economy of central Phoenix.

We know what a positive impact being a part of Phoenix Swim Club has on the life of a young swimmer. Phoenix Swim Club is a vibrant and vital part of our community. It is a place where swimmers gather to exercise, compete and socialize. It is the centerpiece of this neighborhood and the community we seek to create together.

To:
Jacob Zonn, Camelback East Village Planning Committee
Sal DiCiccio, Phoenix City Council
Save our PSC Campus- DO NOT REMOVE SPECIAL PERMIT DESIGNATION from the historic aquatic facility at 29th St. & Campbell.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. Article in Swimming World- facts on the property and our efforts

      Tarek El Dokor
      Petition Organizer
      Promises Made Should Be Promises Kept: A Case for the Phoenix Swim Club

      PHOENIX, Arizona, September 17. BROPHY College Preparatory has informed the Phoenix Swim Club that it only has months to remain on the property before a $6.8 million deal closes with a developer, Ryland Homes, in November that will plow over the pools to make room for 35 air conditioners on top of 35 homes.

    3. Special Things Happen at The Phoenix Swim Club

      Tarek El Dokor
      Petition Organizer

      Story in Swimming World about our club and facility.
      (Please Join Us, Tuesday March 5, 6:00pm. 2802 E Devonshire Ave )
      We'll give you a sticker to wear in support of preserving our historic Campus. Thank you.

      SPECIAL Things Happen At The Phoenix Swim Club | SWIMMING WORLD

      By Brent Rutemiller PHOENIX, Arizona, March 1. HAVE you ever taught a blind person to float or a deaf person to swim? How about watching a young boy throw his crutches to the ground before sliding into the water for a swim lesson? Have you seen a parent crying tears of joy?

    4. Reached 1,500 signatures
    5. A story about the Wishbone Tree at the entrance

      Tarek El Dokor
      Petition Organizer

      Dreams Come True Walking Through The Phoenix Swim Club Wishbone Tree | SWIMMING WORLD

      PHOENIX, Arizona February 22. THERE is a magical tree on the property that is home to the Phoenix Swim Club where wishes come true. The tree is next to the walk-in entrance where hundreds of children are dropped off each day before their swim practice.

    6. Tricia Schafer appears on the Morning Swim Show

      Tarek El Dokor
      Petition Organizer

      MASTERS swimmer and community member Tricia Schafer joins today's edition of The Morning Swim Show to discuss the ongoing fight to keep the Phoenix Swim Club pool despite an intent to replace the facility with houses.

      Schafer, who bought a home near the pool because she believed the club would always have a home there, details the community rally and petition to keep the special-use permit that could allow the team and the pool to remain. With Brophy College Preparatory planning to sell the land to a housing developer, Schafer talks about the timelines the community is facing in the coming months, and what other teams can do if faced with such a situation.

      Tricia Schafer, Phoenix Swim Club member, on The Morning Swim Show

      Feb. 21, 2013: Masters Schafer joins today's edition of The Morning Swim Show to discuss the ongoing fight to keep the Phoenix Swim Club pool despite an intent to replace the facility with houses. Schafer, who bought a home near the pool because she believed the club would always have a home there...

    7. Reached 1,000 signatures
    8. Swim Club Protests Planned Pool Demolition

      Tarek El Dokor
      Petition Organizer

      More news coverage.

      Swim club protests planned pool demolition

      PHOENIX -- A group of Phoenix neighbors met at a church Monday night to form a plan to prevent a unique city site from demolition. Phoenix Swim Club members and people who live near the Olympic-sized facility near 32nd Street and Campbell Avenue are upset over planned changes to the site.

    9. Reached 50 signatures
    10. Fox News Visited PSC this morning

      Tarek El Dokor
      Petition Organizer

      Phoenix swimmers devastated over pool's planned demolition

      Phoenix swimmers devastated over pool's planned demolition Posted: Monday, February 18, 2013 7:59 PM EST Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 9:22 AM EST Members of the Phoenix Swim Club and their families are rallying to save a pool set to be closed and demolished. It's on land that's being sold.

    11. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Adeline Driscoll SCOTTSDALE, AZ
      • 11 months ago

      Phoenix Historic Districts and Programs for children are critical to maintaining culture and community in Phoenix.

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    • Jonathan Driggers PHOENIX, AZ
      • 11 months ago

      This is a historic swimming site and should be preserved.

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    • Paul Dziedzic PHOENIX, AZ
      • 11 months ago

      Kids recreation facilities are important. Our nation is fat enough!

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    • Jon Tripkehughes PHOENIX, AZ
      • 11 months ago

      My kids learned to swim here, set their first goals here, exceeded their goals here, and still swim here! Phoenix does not need more houses-it needs places where people can gather and cultivate community.

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    • Phil Murphy PHOENIX, AZ
      • about 1 year ago

      Loosing PSC takes away another facility for youth to practice, train, work out in our community.

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