To the Editor:
I am writing this letter because of the winter closure of the West Campus and Willard pools.
For over 30 years I have enjoyed the noontime lap swimming at King or West Campus pool. I consider swimming an important part of a healthful life style. During the winter West Campus is the only pool where daytime lap swimming can be done. If all the swimmers from West Campus and Willard are funneled into King Pool 5:15 p.m. lap swim, it would become too crowded. As a senior citizen I do not like to walk home alone in the dark. Will daytime hours be provided at the King Pool?
Recreational programs are rarely organized to make a profit. Many things in our society are provided to accommodate our way of life and enhance the well being of our citizens including schools, churches, hospitals, highways, parks and ball fields and libraries to name a few. We should be looking for ways to expand healthful programs, not eliminate them.
I hope you will give this problem your consideration.