Keep the North Pool OPEN!
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So some of you may or may not know, there has been A LOT talk by the DMPS school district and North High School to close the NHS pool. We are requesting everyone from the community to join in this meeting to voice an opinion to NOT close the North High Pool. As you all know, The Otters has been around for MANY MANY years coached by Lonny Kerman. Scott Weinheimer (an NHS alumni) is now the head coach and continuing on the tradition of The Otters. The Otters is the MOST affordable swim team in the community. It is also a very diverse and accepting swim team. There are no “try outs” as everyone makes the team regardless of ability. Taking away the pool means taking away the team. This community NEEDS the swim team to help these students. North High has now combined both girls and boys HS swim team with Hoover. Which (in my opinion) is a HUGE mistake. Learning to swim can give these students a job during the summer, the ability to NOT DROWN, self confidence, and many other attributes that other sports cannot. PLEASE HELP US by attending the meeting at NHS on Thursday at 6pm and making your voice heard that the pool needs to be LEFT OPEN!!!!
We need to tell the school and the district that they need to start pushing swimming!!! Make it something that is a required swim class, allow elementary schools to bring their students over and teach them to swim, provide lifeguarding classes to students and help them get a job for the city! The city of DSM BADLY needs lifeguards!!!
There are ENDLESS possibilities that would make the pool useful and benefit the community to no end! Think of all the drownings recently, how many could have been avoided with proper swimming and water training?!?
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION SO WE CAN SHOW NORTH AND THE DMPS THAT THE POOL DOES NEED TO STAY OPEN AND THERE IS A NEED FOR THEM TO START PUSHING SWIMMING AS A LIFE TOOL!
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