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SCHOOLS: Making waves with swimming

September 23, 2013

It was such as strange match-up, you may have missed some record-setting performances....

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DarkStar

Sep-24-13 8:25 AM

localresident,

Don't waste your time, he really has become the leftist Steiner.

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uhgtbk

Sep-23-13 10:43 PM

Swimming is crucial. that is why Westfield is being told they must merge with Brocton. It does not matter how much it will cost or how little academically a gain might be had BROCTON HAS A BRAND NEW POOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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225522

Sep-23-13 5:24 PM

My two kids received full rides for swimming to division I colleges. The education served them all their lives. From my point of view a good deal. Both were female.

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baseball

Sep-23-13 1:42 PM

Dcronlg, Really, shut up already!

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Dcronlg

Sep-23-13 10:40 AM

PR -- Really? School is about sports for a handful of kids and not about, say, educating all kids? Sports is FINALLY for kids and an education isn't??

Wow, who knew?

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Dcronlg

Sep-23-13 10:37 AM

Cmon you smart guys...What's the full cost, per child, to teach them a full day, from 830 am - 230 pm? Easy: ~$12.

What's the total full cost per swimmer in the swimming program? Hmmm? Easy: ~$2,000+.

And gee, after HS, just how many of those swimmers will ever swim competitively again in the lives. Easy: almost zero.

The swimming program is a black hole of money compared to teaching a kid.

But hey! Let's celebrate those record-setting performances of the swim team(s)!

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localresident

Sep-23-13 10:32 AM

Jesus F. Christ. Know how I know Dcronig didn't even read the article? Church lady gaggle - HONK HONK! Clueless - HONK HONK! Neither teacher salaries nor the cost of sports teams were brought up in the two paragraphs that make up this article. Whine, whine, whine,- HONK HONK!

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PR24601

Sep-23-13 9:03 AM

Maybe because the swim team actually provides a service for.. the kids.. you know, it's SUPPOSED to be all about the kids. Finally something is.

My question though - all 3 schools have pools right? Why are they all combined? D and F always had separate teams as long as I can remember. Not sure about SC.

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Dcronlg

Sep-23-13 8:54 AM

There they go again -- the anti-wasteful-spending heroes of the pedestrian commoner -- the clueless church lady gaggle OBSERVER board congratulates swimming programs while willfully ignoring all THAT cost/waste per student for those programs, cost to maintain pools and transportation costs for such a miniscule amount of students on swimming teams.

Seriously, cut teachers' pay they proclaim, "Its wasteful and the root of all school taxpayer evils!". But "Congratulations guys, on a wasteful swimming program and keeping those pools operational 24/7/365!!".

The clueless church ladies gaggle's hypocrisy was never so evident...

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