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Build-A-Pool Community Forum Tuesday at LJH

October 28, 2013
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10/29/13 The Plymouth Build-A-Pool Committee invites the public to a community meeting October 29th.  The committee has been meeting for 18 months now and has just completed a feasibility study regarding a potential indoor aquatics center for Plymouth, Marshall County and the surrounding area.  The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 29th at 7:00PM in the auditorium at Lincoln Junior High.

“From my standpoint, the well-being of our children is paramount in our community,” said committee chairperson Angela Drury.  “To ensure their safety, we need a facility to learn to swim which makes a non-membership based aquatics center imperative.”

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

·      Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional death or injury in children ages 1-14. 

·      10 people drown each day in the United States – two of those are children. 

·      Only 13% of children from a non-swimming parent household ever learn to swim.

The committee has looked at several aspects of a new pool including swim lessons, health & fitness, competitive swimming and physical therapy.  The committee recently hired TSE Consulting, an Indianapolis firm, to handle the feasibility research.  Dale Neuburger of TSE will be on hand to answer questions as well.

“Swimming is a life-skill, whether it is competitive or recreational, that can be used throughout your whole life,” said committee member Francis Ellert.  “To me this is also a quality-of-life feature that is so important to economic development and drawing people to our community!”

The committee looks forward to visiting with our community and having your assistance in planning the future aquatic center and programs.

If you are unable to attend Tuesday’s meeting the committee still wants to hear from you.  Please send an email to plymouthbuildapool@gmail.com.

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