Only half the pool available

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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.

Ken Hardy