Help Clemson Just Keep Swimming

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Clemson University has unfortunately made the decision to close the pool indefinitely on 7/31/2019 for a safety/feasibility study. The University says that the decision of having a pool on campus will be based on the outcome of the feasibility study. Currently, there are no future or current plans to have a pool for students to use whatsoever.

Our main goal regarding the future of a pool in Clemson is to get the support of all current students and alumni. We need to stress that the reason for keeping a pool on campus is for all Clemson students and faculty to use it for fitness along with the numerous clubs and activities who use the pool. Here’s a list of groups who use the Fike Recreation Center pool:

Club Swimming
Club Water Polo
Club Triathlon
Scuba classes
Kayaking classes
Clemson Aquatics Team
Clemson LIFE
CPR and Lifeguard certification courses
Aquatic Fitness classes
Local diving club
ROTC training
Physical therapy
Tiger Shark Swim lessons
The hundreds of students and faculty who use the pool for general fitness.

When Clemson closes its pool on July 31st, that would make Clemson the only ACC and major school in the country to not have a pool for student’s use.

What we (Clemson University students, alumni, and staff) want out of our administration:  Clemson University should wait to close the Fike Recreation pool until there are plans in place to fix or build a new and improved pool for students to use. Any current fixes should be made to the pool in order to keep it functional until there are plans to build a new pool.

Please email the President of Clemson University, James Clements with any opinions at !! If you have any connections in Clemson’s administration, feel free to try to get them to support the Clemson student population!

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