View Full Version : High School Pool Access After Sandy Hook Incident

Anuther Rick
February 14th, 2013, 01:18 AM
Our area has two pools: an older community pool, and a high school pool. The community pool has been out of service for two weeks due to some maintenance issue. We have used the high school pool in the past. We've been told by high school officials that Master's will not be able to use the high school pool due to security issues raised after the Sandy Hook shooting incident. This includes before (early morning) and after (evening) normal class hours.

I'm just wondering if there are any USMS resources or statistics or past/present experiences that could be used by a local Master's group to help our local school officials make reasonable and informed decisions. I'm also wondering if I've picked the correct forum to post this msg. Thanks in advance for any help.


February 14th, 2013, 03:01 PM
Our local high school has a beautiful natatorium and a large amount of masters who frequent their lap swim times. In response to school violence issues they have started a new security feature. During the lunch swim (10:30-2:00 p.m.) a lap swim regular must rent an "Intella-key" from the school. This key only fits door # 20 which leads to the pool lobby. If a swimmer wants to swim and doesn't have a key they have to enter and sign in at the Freshman Center (far from pool entrance) and be escorted over by a school police officer. They only use this procedure while students are in the building. If the lap swim is after hours anyone can come into the pool lobby and swim. There is also a school police station by this door btw. During summer lap swim they do not use this program either. At the end of the school year swimmers can return their key and get their $40.00 deposit back.