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READER INPUT: Invest 10 percent

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I’m a Del Oro teacher and coach.  There are many places that Loomis could invest its tax dollars - the Del Oro Pool should be at the top. Kids learn water safety and get a chance to exercise and gain athleticism. Over 1,700 Del Oro students will use it, many of whom will spend hundreds of hours there while in high school.  More than 300 children participate in the Loomis Dolphins swim team, and hundreds will learn how to swim there. I don't want to see Loomis families have to drive to Roseville or Rocklin to learn how to swim. If the Town is willing to pitch in 10 percent of the project's cost, what we will gain is far more valuable for our residents and our community.  Every child, large and small, can get in the water and swim. A great pool facility will be a magnet for families, and our community’s health is worth it.

My daughter took lessons in the D.O. pool for two summers and will be swimming her third season on the Loomis Dolphins. My 3-year-old son would like to continue this tradition. Let’s invest in the health of our community and see this pool project through.

Jake Hardy, Loomis