EDITORIAL: Take advantage of the local pool

EDITORIAL: Take advantage of the local pool

New transportation reimbursements make it easier than ever to get the kids to swimming lessons.

The Greenwood Municipal Pool and RDKB Area E recently announced a new partnership that will provide transportation costs back to families for bringing their kids to lessons at the pool. The amount is substantive and is at a per child rate for both Red Cross lessons and Swim Club dates.

This is an exceptional initiative that parents should take advantage of this summer. We’re lucky to have a pool in the West Boundary and with this new initiative to help parents with the cost of gas to get their kids to Greenwood, there’s even less of a reason not to teach your kids to swim.

We live in a community that is outdoor and adventure focused. Kids swim all the time, especially in the summer. Tubing is a favourite summer pastime and many of us live near the river. Teaching kids how to swim and water safety is critical to preventing tragedy and with the help of this grant it’ll be easier than ever for parents to get their kids the lessons they need to stay safe.