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Letter to the Editor: Important pool

— Important pool

To the editor:

When I read Mike Webber’s letter regarding TD Swim Team board, it made me feel that he was chastising the board. Had he attended this year’s board meetings, Webber would have been able recognize the hard work that went into trying to plan a Ted Walker meet and many improvements that the (almost all new) board has put in place. TD Swim Team board (Kurt Evans, Dorothy Van Kessel, Amanda Evans, Claire Miller, Jodi Mitchell and MiMi McDonnell) has done an amazing job since taking over last fall. They are always open for suggestions on improvement and are focused on the children becoming better swimmers, while having a good time. I greatly appreciate their hard work.

Dedication, competitiveness and fun are just a few of the values my eight-year-old daughter has learned by being a member of TD Swim Team. This is her third year, and the gains she has made, as an athlete and child, have been great.

My family will endorse the new pool bond for many reasons, and I hope our fellow community members will do so too. The pool is a focal point of our summer activities—the most important is simply community building.

Kristen Booth

The Dalles


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