Posted: 4:20 pm Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Possible closings of two Palm Beach County pools could leave school swim teams out of water 

By mkelley

Among the millions of dollars in spending cuts proposed by the Palm Beach County Commission to balance its budget is a $73,000 cut that could leave the Santaluces High School swim team looking for a new place to swim and local parents looking for a new place to get swimming lessons for their children.

“There isn’t another plan because there isn’t another pool,” said Santaluces High School Athletic Director William Bretherick.

The county, which owns the Santaluces Aquatics Complex next to the high school, is proposing to completely close the public pool where the Santaluces swim teams practice and compete, said Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Aquatics Director Dave Lill. The county is also proposing to close the Aqua Crest Pool in Delray Beach that is used by the Atlantic High School swimming team, Lill said.

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