Letter to the editor: Lack of pool facilities problem

In his Sunday column, Clyde Davis pointed out that Clovis could use more public pools. The lack of swimming facilities was one of the issues raised in a study related to United States Air Force personnel moving to Cannon AFB. This is definitely a problem in Clovis.

Potter Pool, like any outdoor pool, is closed nine months of every year. The City Aquatic Center is old and it has been closed more often than not the past three years for various maintenance and heath problems. The Clovis Community College pool is mainly used for classes at CCC, and it is not designed to accommodate small children, especially if they are not able to swim.

The local high school where I grew up had a large pool, 50 yards long with eight lanes, starting blocks, a diving board, and a diving platform.