The community group Friends of Cheshire Pool supports a viable long term solution to ensure that the Cheshire Community Pool is enjoyed all year round. The Cheshire pool is an asset to the community. The pool is a safe and fun environment for children to the learn the life skill of swimming, it promotes a healthy lifestyle for the community and supports the local economy by attracting thousands of swim team members and their families from all over the state.
We have two very important meetings this month for you to attend.
It is absolutely critical that every supporter attend the Capital
Budget meeting on the 20th. The Council will take comments and questions from
the public on the Pool Evaluation Committee's choice of the year-round steel
tension structure. This is the mid-tier option of 3.2 million dollars. It is
designed for a snow load of 50" and can withstand 130mph winds. It will
vastly reduce the operating costs of the pool. It is a very good choice.
The meeting is on Tuesday, the 20th at 7.30pm in the Town Hall. We
need each and every one of you, your family and your neighbor. We expect this
to reach standing room only quickly as the anti-pool contingent are well
mobilized this year. Come early and secure seating.
We will also ask you to attend the final vote on the 27th.
There will be several items on the agenda. We ask that you speak
at this meeting letting the Council know how much of an asset the pool is to
the town, to all our citizens young and old.
Our pool benefits our seniors by providing a safe and accessible
place to keep fit and mobile.
It benefits those with injuries, allowing them a place to rehab
long after insurance stops paying for physical therapy.
It helps those with special needs and sensory issues find a safe and
comforting form of physical activity.
It provides swimming lessons that benefit a person throughout
It provides a place for a family to have fun together in a
It provides a venue for our young children and teens to become
disciplined, fit community members through grueling training that provides
lessons for life.
It is a place for fun, alternative, cardiovascular activities
including the exuberance of Aqua Zumba, the intensity of underwater hockey and
water polo, and the magical experience of scuba and generating revenue along
It acts as a counter to many of our society's challenges; obesity,
disenfranchisement of youth, senior loneliness and the long, cold, cabin-fever winters
It is one of the few Town Assets that everyone in Cheshire can
avail of, regardless of age or ability. It deserves our support.