To keep Swimming Pools Open for Swimmers training at a Competitive Level.

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Suchetana Chakraborty started this petition to Government of West Bengal and

Swimming pools shall be kept open for swimmers who train at National/International level. Pools were opened last November only after a break of almost 7 long months. Closing again will prove catastrophic to the competitive swimmers. Swimming for us is more than just a game, it is livelihood for many. We do not support opening up pools for recreational swimming. 

With all sports complexes in West Bengal being closed down, Athletes from other games can manage somehow with dryland training. But for swimmers it is very important to get a feel of the water. For college and high school swimmers running out of shape again at this point could mean the end of their swimming. Making comebacks everytime is definitely not easy. 

We all must pledge to maintain social distancing protocols while swimming. No swimmer in our country has tested positive for Covid-19. Moreover chlorinated water prevents the virus from spreading. Therefore, let's all come together and  make this movement successful. Let's give Sports its due importance.

 

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