Community swimming pool used by many different groups
To the Editor,
I am writing to express my support of the millage that is on the ballot for the Feb. 28 election, in an effort to prevent the Tecumseh Pool from closing to all but school activities.
Passage of this millage will allow the pool to remain open to members of the community who use it every week for so many different activities: open swim, water aerobics, Red Cross swim lessons, and the Tecumseh Tigersharks swim club that offers competitive swimming to children from ages 6-18.
My family has personally taken advantage of all of these opportunities, and I cannot imagine our community WITHOUT a public swimming facility.
Since 2004, I have participated in weekly water aerobics classes and have not only improved my health and well-being, but have made some wonderful friends. My husband has enjoyed the early-morning lap swimming, and my son learned to swim through the swim lesson program and is now on the Tecumseh Tigersharks team.
Our community pool is an asset worth preserving.
Tecumseh has so many things going for it: a welcoming library chock-full of resources; a vibrant auditorium venue; a thriving art center; and the well-used and well-loved community pool, just to name a few. It would be a shame to see this facility close for lack of funds.
On election day, please consider what it means to you as you cast your vote.
Pamela C. Patterson