By Kim O'Shea
October 05, 2009
To the Community of Ketchikan:
It is refreshing to see your support for development of a community
facility. You have certainly hit the needs of many of our communities.an
aquatic facility that can accommodate everyone. Every day, we
are seeing the need for pools that aqua-aerobics, hydrotherapy,
lessons programs and competitive clubs can use.
Unfortunately, drowning is the second leading cause of death
for children under the age of 14 in the US. By building a new
facility that can support all the children of your community
learning to swim, you are giving your kids a skill that can help
combat childhood diabetes, obesity, as well as life-saving knowledge.
Swim lessons give young children confidence, and swimming is
an exercise than can be done for a lifetime.
Your local competitive swim club, the Ketchikan Killer Whales,
has the mission statement, "Killer Whales strives for the
athlete to attain maximum potential as both a swimmer and a contributing
team member, and encourages a family-oriented experience, where
the parents can play an active role in their swimmer's and the
With quality training time in your new facility, you are helping
this mission become reality. You are helping to develop stronger
athletes and stronger individuals. The Killer Whales swimmers
are becoming more productive citizens-- with better work ethics,
self discipline, time management skills, and sportsmanship by
being involved in the program in your community pool.
Best of luck to you in developing this wonderful community facility!
Make a Splash Program Manager
Colorado Springs, CO
Received October 02, 2009 -
Published October 05, 2009
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