Syracuse University Swimming and Diving, Dartmouth University, the City of Palm Coast, the City of Reno: all of these communities have something in common - that is the threat of losing their aquatic facilities, if they haven't already! Thankfully, in Palm Coast, we're doing something about it and you can read about your fellow swimmers in Palm Coast who care at Friends of Swimming.
You should also check out a great article on (US) Masters Swimming and community efforts in the City of Reno:
~By Linda Shoenberger
Recently I spoke at the Reno City Council in favor of a new aquatic center. I was chosen to represent our community’s Masters swimmers.
Other speakers talked on behalf of the following aquatic activities:
Great article. I agree. We are the role models to our children, our friends and our communities on how anyone can live an active and healthy lifestyle regardless of where they are in their life’s journey. Aquatic facilities can provide residents of all ages, backgrounds, and needs with the resources necessary to reap all the benefits of lifelong swimming. There is something for everyone whether it be competitive swimming, leisurely swimming, synchronized swimming, diving, therapeutic swimming, water aerobics and the list goes on.
Swimming strengthens the heart, which improves delivery of oxygen to muscles and helps decrease problems associated with diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure and allergies. Not only does it promote fitness and teach our children to strive for physical achievement, it cultivates a positive mental attitude and high self-esteem.
It’s a cause worth fighting for.