New pool would bring business

PUBLISHED: 11:48 02 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:25 10 June 2010

Well done, Robert Clarke (Journal article entitled New swim pool with 10 lanes and water slide?") Exmouth has the amazing organising skills of the Exmouth swimming club to complement the building of the facility. Mr Clarke has also included the basic

Well done, Robert Clarke (Journal article entitled "New swim pool with 10 lanes and water slide?")Exmouth has the amazing organising skills of the Exmouth swimming club to complement the building of the facility. Mr Clarke has also included the basic need of spectator seating. The latter highlights not just one of the problems with our claustrophobic indoor swimming pool, but indoor sport generally. I attempted to watch two of my grandchildren recently at swimming galas - there was nowhere to sit and hardly space to stand. Because the conditions are so cramped, and with a huge number of contestants in the limited space, I shared with a parent from Barnstaple the odd problem of not being able to spot our own kin. It is organised chaos. Brilliantly organised chaos. Give these organisers the modern facilities their skills deserve. Then we'll get regional and, perhaps, national events here.Just think, Leisure East Devon, of the parents, coaches and friends of the swimmers who would come to Exmouth, bringing business to hotels and guesthouses. Perhaps the penny will drop and we can also have an indoor sports arena instead of a 'participants only' sports hall. There are plenty abroad - why not here? Brian Worts,18 Danby Terrace, Exmouth.

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