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From: Sandy Dutro <sandydutro_at_(domain_name_was_removed)>
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 22:17:59 -0700


>
> Menlo Park City Council,
>
> The success of a community pool is measured by the number and diversity of
> the people who consistently use it, its financial independence and the
> extent to which community members feel it meets their needs.
>
> By all of these measurements Menlo Swim and Sport has been a huge success.
>
> Years ago and well before the remodel, Burgess Pool was sorely underused. I
> don't mean to minimize what there was - a solid age group team (SOLO), a
> very small master's group, a decent sized swim lesson program, the summer
> open swim and 'baby' pool program - but the use did not cover the overhead.
>
> Then, under Tim Sheeper's leadership, the Menlo Master's team exploded from
> a minor presence to a major community and financial force.
>
> 6 years ago, when the City Council expressed concern that there might not
> be funds to open and sustain the planned new pool, Sheeper made the leap,
> quite literally, into Burgess Pool. As earlier with the master's group,
> these last 5 years have witnessed a startling growth in the size, variety,
> and number of swim programs:
>
> - both a children's and an adult swim lesson program,
>
>
> - water aerobic classes,
> - support for the long standing age group swim team, SOLO,
> - an ideal setting for Team In Training, a national beginner and
> community oriented triathlon organization,
>
>
> - the Menlo Master's Team,
> - a water polo team,
>
>
> - many regular first aid and life guard courses,
>
>
> - I'm sure there are programs i'm not aware of.
>
>
> Equally important is that an increasingly major factor of Menlo Swim and
> Sport's success is its long list of enthusiastic and talented contributors. Burgess
> is a community pool in the strongest sense and has consistently been able to
> integrate new programs and the leadership that comes with the new program.
> There may be one primary leader but there are many others with a leadership
> role.
>

> I am writing to support the continuation of the Menlo Swim and Sportcontract - for the good of our community and for the ongoing financial
> sustainability of our pool.
>
> Cynthia (Sandy) Dutro,
>

> Regular swimmer &
>

Menlo Park voter .
>
Received on Sun Oct 31 2010 - 22:18:46 PDT


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