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Please do not make a decision to close the pool until the governor’s next announcement. We have lost so much for this summer, and there is research that proves that COVID19 is not transmitted in water. There are many swim organizations and clubs looking at ways to hold swim practices. Please wait to decide.

Please, consider running the pool on a modified schedule, and not closing completely.

We will pay an admission fee each time to use the pool instead of an annual pass.

Please do this for your citizens, who have lost so much. Thank you. Alyssa Bauer

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Aimee Fisher 7 months ago

I agree. Let’s not rush to a decision, let’s monitor as the governor continues to turn the dials to safety. We don’t get many months of warmth and sunshine.

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Winston Vermilyra 7 months ago

Please delay until we hear from the Gov. With limited options for many this summer having access to the pool is important. It will help keep kids physically active with few other options and it will help kids and adults to maintain healthy mental state as well due to access to physical activity. I realize that it is expensive to maintain the pool especially with limited attendance but the health benefits should be evaluated. If you look at the Rochester Public pools for years they have barely broken even but due to the positive benefits they generate and the fact that this is the only way for many low income families to have access to a pool of any type they have struggled every year to keep the pools open.

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Chris Morgan 6 months ago

Gov. Walz did update his recommendations for pool opening that allows youth groups to train safely within public pools. Later as things open (hopefully) you can open in full. Coaches are required to have Red Cross Certification and can be responsible for their athletes in the water. All swim teams have socially responsible plans to begin training. Unlike other sports, swim teams actually need a pool to - well, be a team. The Northfield Swim Club supports over 100 families in and around town.

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Winston Vermilyea 6 months ago

Gov Walz has again updated allowing Public pools to operate at 50% capacity. With the ability to have open swim in addition to letting teams rent space before opening and after closing the costs of running the pool can be lowered and this will give our community and much needed space for rest and/ recreation during these stressful times. Please consider the information that has been provided by the swim clubs in addition to any other factors.

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