Fred Wadsworth is spot on about the need for a pool with diversity at Morro Bay High School (“Pools need diversity,” Jan. 27). When built, MBHS had a beautiful, Olympic-sized, L-shaped pool. The long, shallower part had about six lanes and varied from about 3 feet to perhaps 6 feet in depth. It was used for recreational, instructional and competitive swimming. There was also a square area about 12 feet deep. Included there were a lowand high-diving board. The pool could accommodate anyone, from nonswimmers to professional divers.
In 1962, we had to pass a 20-minute swimming test in the pool to graduate. Because we live next to the Pacific Ocean, school leaders thought it a good idea.
That the first pool eventually became basketball courts, rather than repaired, always seemed like a terrible mistake. The school district will be correcting that mistake. Let’s hope they do it right and provide the community with a pool that everyone can utilize.