GISD Natatorium Delay May Be Reconsidered……The Garland Independent School District, which serves the communities of Garland, Rowlett and Sachse, Texas, saw its board members vote to reconsider a construction delay on their new indoor swim center. In September of this year, to the dismay of many booster club members, parents and athletes, GISD board members voted 4 to 3 in favor of delaying constructions on the natatorium project, which carries an estimated price tag of $27.5 million. The timeline will be reconsidered this week during the district’s’ next board meetings. Renderings of the proposed natatorium can be viewed here.
Connecticut HS Swim Coach Placed On Leave After Swimmers Fall Sick…..A Stamford, Connecticut high school swimming coach has been placed on leave following an incident involving his athletes practicing in an untreated pool. During an October 18th practice, members of the Westhill-Stamford girls so-op swimming and diving team began complaining about pool conditions. However, practice went on as scheduled, which resulted in several girls later experiencing ‘adverse physical reactions.’ Specific symptoms have not been released, but tests discovered that the pool had no chlorine at the time the practice took place. Stamford Public Schools Public Affairs Officer Sharon Beadele told The Stamford Advocate, “The condition of the pool water and the adverse physical reactions warranted an investigation of the situation.” Head Coach Rick Lewis, Westhill-Stamford coach since 1979, has been placed on leave.
Madagascar, Northern Mariana Islands SC Worlds Rosters…..The swimming federation of Madagascar has revealed its list of swimmers set to compete at the FINA Short Course World Championships slated for December in Windsor, Canada. Tiana Henintsoa Murielle Rabarijaona, Aina Estellah Fils Rabetsara, Sitraka Anthony Ralefy, Herinaivo Michael Rasolonjatovo. Northern Mariana Islands Swimming Federation has selected Christian Villacrusis, Salofi Welch and Angel De Jesus.