As regular swimmers at the Aquatic Centre, my wife and I were saddened and frustrated to see the changes that have been made at the pool.
What was a fabulous 50-metre pool has now been cut in half for swimming, the other half lying dormant.
According to the manager, four lifeguards are needed for a 50-metre pool but only two for a 25-metre pool, thus making cost savings. The unused half of the pool is still there and heated.
“Everyone Active”, the company that runs the pool, has a mission statement “To promote and enhance the health and well-being of our community through exercise,fitness and sport”.
I think it should change its name to “Everyone inactive” and then they wouldn’t need any lifeguards.
What a waste of a fabulous resource.