Citizens For A Better Norwood

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Mayor Williams sets attendance goal for Burwood pool

Our bad for not checking the Burwood Pool Parents blog more often. We missed these two June 14 blogs updating pool attendance and Fun Friday’s. In the attendance update, the parents report an average of 63 swimmers per day for the 12 days since the pool opened, excluding 3 “bad weather” days. That’s excellent news, but the really big news is that Mayor Williams told the group the City will “spend the money” to upgrade and improve the pool next year IF an average of 60 swimmer per day can be maintained this season.

Naturally, we’re all invited to swim at Burwood in support of the 60-per-day goal, but we’ve got a technical question: what exactly counts as swimming? For instance, if one feels wearing a bathing suit might frighten the children, would it count as swimming to come over in shorts, sit on the edge of the pool and dangle the feet for half an hour, or does it have be a whole-body immersion?