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Adult swimming program considered
While children have ample opportunity to swim laps at Gilley Pool, the city is considering a policy for next year that will allow working adults greater access to the pool for exercise.
A program and policy is under consideration to allow working adults access to Gilley Pool next season.“The reason for this is I’ve had folks come to me, adults who work during the day and don’t really have much of an opportunity to visit the pool, who want to swim laps and exercise,” said Aldermen Ben Newman. “Also, I think there may be some swim team that would benefit from use of the pool.”The city’s Parks and Recreation Committee met Tuesday to consider an adult swimming program and policy.“I think this is something that has come up in the last several years and we need to get a policy hammered out before next season when the pool opens so people can understand what the policy is, what they can and can’t do,” said Newman. The trick would be coordinating the adult swimming program with the other programs taking place at the pool, says Newman, and he asked McMinnville Parks and Recreation director Scott McCord or assistant director Justin Scott to contact any interested parties who might benefit from the additional program.“I would like Scott or Justin, whomever, to sit down with some of the players involved.