I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mark Connolly and Tracy Region Alliance for a Quality Community for all your hard work concerning the lawsuit and stopping Surland from building the aquatics park.
What has it been, seven years now? My how time flies when you are having fun and making money by filing lawsuits.
Thank you for making sure our teenagers have no place to safely hang out and enjoy themselves this summer. Why, with having the aquatic park up and running, they could have earned money by lifeguarding, or working at the park, thereby earning money for school and clothes and all that stuff teenagers need.
Thank you for making sure swim lessons are only given over a short period. Why, all those parents who take their kids into Livermore for lessons are just so happy!
Thank you for making sure our high school and middle school swimmers and water polo players have a difficult time trying to get scholarships for their sports. With the high school pools going down so often, it makes it hard to practice the sports they love. Just ask the parents how they love to drive into Stockton or Livermore, or even Oakdale. Well, it does let them shop in those other towns and spend their money eating outside of Tracy.
Thank you for making sure the recreational team in town, the Tritons, has the highest fees for any team in the mid-valley swim league.
Thank you for helping Ellis Aquatics Swim Team East, be known as the team without a regular pool. They are the biggest U.S.A. swim team in the Central Valley, yet when they go to meets, people ask where they practice, since Tracy does not have a pool.
Thank you for making sure our senior swimmers have no chance of making the Olympic trials this summer. When we have to cancel practice or shorten practice due to pool space, it really puts our swimmers at a disadvantage.
Thanks for making sure no one in the country knows a positive thing about Tracy.
And I am sure the whole town will be thanking you when it is 110 degrees this summer and the West High pool is only open for two or three hours per day and there is nowhere to cool off.
It is so nice to have a few people know what is best for the majority of citizens. I guess all those surveys that were taken stating residents have wanted a complete facility since 1982 are just wrong. Or that the national average for a town this size is four swimming pools. And what does Tracy have? Pinkie Phillips Aquatic Center, which equals 90 days worth of a pool.