JAC wants your input.

JAC wants your input.

02 Oct 2013 1:30 PM | Rena Murman (Administrator)
“What is your vision for Jefferson County aquatic facilities and programs?"

  Please give us your thoughts...

Comments

  • 19 Oct 2013 1:37 PM | Suzanne
    Would love to see an aquatic center like the one was planned for the Safeway/Kah Tai area (I always felt it was a good location and infringed little on Kah Tai).
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  • 19 Oct 2013 2:33 PM | Busy Grandma
    I would like to see a state of the art aquatic and exercise center similar to the Sequim Aquatic and Recreation Center or, if one wants to look at a facility belonging to a governmental entity, The City of Lincoln City (OR) Swimming Pool and Exercise Center. I agree with Suzanne that Kah Tai would have been a good site but so would the fields around Morning Side or a number of other places in the Port Townsend city limits.

    Has anyone thought of a facility belonging to two communities and located somewhere between Port Townsend and Port Hadlock?
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  • 19 Oct 2013 2:57 PM | Ellen Arbre
    I do not believe people will support anything but a bare bones plan that sticks to making a working pool available at an affordable rate.

    The plant needs to be clean and updated to a functional level, the programs need to cover basic pool related classes/ activities only (including public school basic skills classes and some competition) and be as affordable as possible. I am willing to support the pool for those who cannot afford it, but see no reason to build a new pool if it is feasible to update at the present location. I definitely think there is no value in trying to provide gym type activities that are already abundantly in existence elsewhere in town.
    Sequim Acquatic Center is already facing severe economic problems from overreaching what the community can (or will) support.
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  • 19 Oct 2013 3:10 PM | Jim Munn
    To have an Aquatics facility that is centrally located in Jefferson County, so its easy for all county residents to enjoy. Otherwise, for South county users, it's just as easy to go to Sequim or Silverdale for a warm, well lit facility. I think its important to give all the kids a healthy alternative to drugs and alcohol, especially in the winter months.
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  • 19 Oct 2013 6:04 PM | Nancy Alvarez
    When we began this movement years ago with Make Waves, we learned that the most successful and self-sustainable centers were those that offered exercise rooms and classes, community space, a clothing store and perhaps a climbing wall, as well as a world class lap pool. The current pool could be used for kids' classes, or could be replaced with this new community athletic facility. An aquatic center that offers many choices besides swimming has proven to be the most successful and long lasting according to the research we did years ago.
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  • 19 Oct 2013 7:36 PM | Gwen m Howard
    The entire piece of property at Mt View should remain a community facility. Right now it is wonderful to have all the different organizations located there including the police department.

    I believe the current pool should remain and a regulation size pool added. An account could be opened for people who would want to support this effort financially.

    Do not add athletic facilities that would compete with private facilities that provide a living for the owners.
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  • 20 Oct 2013 3:18 AM | Jeanie Murphy
    My vision is a close to chlorine-FREE pool. As an asthmatic, I can't tolerate chlorine, but it's terrible for everyone. Many studies are out now. As my arthritis worsens, I wish my town had a decent pool.
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  • 20 Oct 2013 10:36 AM | Dawn Sagar
    My favorite facilities when I am traveling away from Port Townsend have both a swimming pool and a cardio / weight center with treadmills, stationary bikes, and weights. The training rooms are often small, you don't need a ton of machines to get the benefit. The combination of resistance in and out of the pool leads to increased bone density, improved muscle coordination, and overall cardiovascular health.

    The privately owned gyms here are cost prohibitive for us working poor folks.

    In addition, a separate wading pool would be helpful for the little guys, something a little shallower as they learn to navigate in the water.

    Just a couple of thoughts--thanks! Dawn
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  • 20 Oct 2013 8:50 PM | Elaine Phillips, Family Nurse Practitioner
    Pool Vision:

    Max swimming, least cost, all ages, sustainability, avoid duplication and wasted resources

    Large chlorine free lap pool with excellent ventilation for optimal health
    Affordable lessons for kids and adults of all ages, more lap time for max use of pool
    Keep community center where it is, keep present pool going as long as possible to avoid wasted resources;
    add larger pool nearby or elsewhere that residents won't fight over
    Keep costs low, get grants, enlist enthusiasts on many levels to assist in procuring funds
    Use experience from Make Waves (thanks Nancy): Clothing store, climbing wall, and do more studies first to plan to make it self sustaining and decide whether no gym to compete with existing gyms.

    If we're visioning a dream health spa, add
    Wading pool, warm therapy pool, hot tub, cold dipping pool, partner with physical therapists, charge health insurance!
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  • 20 Oct 2013 10:17 PM | Jude Rubin
    DITTO ELAINE'S PHILLIPS' COMMENTS -
    re-pasted here:

    Max swimming, least cost, all ages, sustainability, avoid duplication and wasted resources

    Large chlorine free lap pool with excellent ventilation for optimal health
    Affordable lessons for kids and adults of all ages, more lap time for max use of pool
    Keep community center where it is, keep present pool going as long as possible to avoid wasted resources;
    add larger pool nearby or elsewhere that residents won't fight over
    Keep costs low, get grants, enlist enthusiasts on many levels to assist in procuring funds
    Use experience from Make Waves (thanks Nancy): Clothing store, climbing wall, and do more studies first to plan to make it self sustaining and decide whether no gym to compete with existing gyms.

    If we're visioning a dream health spa, add
    Wading pool, warm therapy pool, hot tub, cold dipping pool, partner with physical therapists, charge health insurance!
    Link  •  Reply
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