In the Dec. 28 issue of The Tribune, you announced the San Luis Coastal Unified School District trustees vote to build two swimming pools, (“District takes plunge with pools”). The first at Morro Bay High School followed by the same exact size pool at San Luis Obispo High School.
The only information given: dimensions 25 yards by 35 meters, to be used by physical education classes and open to the public. Your article implies “a-one-size-fits-all” mentality.
One size pool does not fit all!
Apparently, the men designing these pools have forgotten the importance of designing a high school pool to meet the needs of the community.
The city of San Luis Obispo has multiple choices for its aquatic needs. It has several large public pools, as well as private pools.
The city of Morro Bay offers none of these advantages. The pool at Morro Bay High School will be the only community pool in town.
Missing will be areas for teaching swimming lessons to elementary-age children, and aqua aerobics for older citizens and the disabled. The Morro Bay community will get none of these benefits if you build its pool just like SLOHS. They will be stuck with an all-deep water polo competitive pool.