We are calling all swimmers, synchronized swimmers, triathletes, parents and friends to attend the next Palm Coast City Council Meeting on Tuesday October 4th at 6:30 pm. The Community Center is located at 305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE (off of Clubhouse Rd in the island between Palm Coast Pkwy going east and west). We will meet outside between 6:15-6:20 pm.
Those teams needing a new facility are Speed Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, High School and Masters Swimming, Triathlon, High School Triathlon, and Cross Country. We do not have a pool that meets any of the required dimensions to support swim and synchro meets and we do not have a solution to accommodate all of the swimmer's needs during the end of fall, winter, and early spring. There are other sports we cannot do now that we could accommodate as well (like diving and water polo). Plus we don't have "learn to swim" and most of the "rehabilitation programs" during the nine month period of colder weather and lack of facilities/space.
In fact swimmers and synchro swimmers have to fight to get the pool time and respect during the spring and summer months. We understand that the City has plans to build a new pool in the next 5 years. This is not soon enough and we need to show the city staff and volunteers that Palm Coast is no longer a retirement community and that we, as a city, are growing by the hour. More and more young families have moved to this town because they are looking for a safe and pleasant environment to live in. We want to push for a pool that meets our immediate needs, but also want to emphasize the need for an aquatic complex for future competitive needs and expansion of additional aquatic sports.
Historically, Isabella and others have worked hard to get the council's attention (that is why there are plans for a new pool in the current 5 year plan), but we can't wait 5 years! We are busting at the seams now and need a solution for next year. We need everyone to come and show their support. The council must see for themselves the number of people and organizations that need this new facility.