Dear Swim Families,|
The Jennings County Swim Club would like to thank you for your patience this past week. We are providing this letter to you to explain what has occurred so that you can better understand the situation.
The Jennings County Swim Club does not pay to use the Jennings County Middle School pool facility. We are very fortunate and thankful that they do not charge us to use the pool facility. We were aware that the roof and the air conditioning was to be replaced this summer at the Middle School pool. This was supposed to start July 17 when our summer season would have been completed.
On Tuesday afternoon around 1 pm, we were informed that the Middle School pool would be shut down through the end of August. We contacted the Middle School Athletic Director and explained our situation to him regarding our practices and our upcoming home swim meets. He explained that the contractors finished the other school earlier and moved up the work on the Middle School roof. He agreed to allow us to use the Middle School pool for our last 2 home meets, this Monday and Wednesday. We sent out a message as soon as possible to our swim families regarding practice.
We contacted the North Vernon City Pool to see about practicing there. They said we could practice there, but they have swim lessons and private parties going on after normal pool hours. After checking on their schedule, there was only 2 nights available for our team to practice. The mornings are the only thing open. Our swim coaches have other jobs and their work schedules start at 8 and 9 in the mornings. We looked at the pool and coaches availability and put together a schedule.
This schedule was ready to be implemented when we were contacted by the City Pool, informing us that if we were going to practice there, we would be charged $50 per day. This amount would cover the pool manager to open the pool and the lifeguard that would be there during practice. This was required for their insurance. We communicated to them that all of our coaches are certified lifeguards and that we do have insurance. The City Pool Management agreed to check with their insurance to see if it was necessary to use their staff or if we could use our coaching staff. Sunday afternoon we received word that we would be charged $25 per day for the manager to open and close the pool for our practices. This is an added cost to our program that we were not planning on, but we felt it was only fair to our swim families to absorb this additional cost. After verifying our practice schedule with the City Pool staff, we sent out the practice schedule to our swim families.
We realize that this is not the ideal situation for our swim families. Because of this, we are offering an extra practice for our Minnows groups as well as practices on mornings of swim meets. We are trying to be as flexible as we can and we appreciate our swim families patience and flexibility as well. We appreciate your understanding that this situation was completely out of our hands. Together we can make the best of the situation and finish out our summer season strong!If you have any questions, you can contact one of our swim board members.
Thanks again for your patience, understanding and cooperation on this situation.
The Jennings County Swim Club Board
Front row: Evan Dubben, Trey Hundley, Peyton Moore, Beau Harriman, Danny Hoffman, and coach Chaz Wilson
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The Jennings County Swim Club is a non-profit, USA age group swim club which provides coaching to develop competitive swimmers in the Jennings County area. The program is open to swimmers age 5-18 who have met the basic minimum skills requirement. The team consists of all levels of swimmers from novice to state qualifiers. The Jennings County Swim Club consists of two seasons. The summer season typically runs from the beginning of May through mid-July. The winter season usually begins in October for most swimmers and ends in February or March depending on the group your child is in.