I thought I would post this comment urging the Kayak community to consider support for MOA Proposition #4 in the upcoming election. Service Pool is currently one of the pools utilized for Kayak training.
The Service Pool was closed last summer "indefinitely" due to repair issues. After outcry from the local swimming community, the pool was re-opened temporarily and a bond issue was put together for the repairs. If this bond proposition does not pass, it is likely that Service Pool will be closed.
Swimming education is in my view a public safety issue. My youngest daughter was half way through swimming lessons when the pool was closed last summer. Unfortunately, we were not able to continue lessons over at West high (where they moved to) largely due to logistics.
Last summer as we kayaked around elephant island in kachemak bay and ventured out of the protected bay and into the surf, my 6 year old initially thought it was fun boucing on the waves - until they started to break ahead of the kayak and we started getting wet. As I got us turned around and back into the protected waters, I thought about how although she knows how to get out of the kayak if we were to have overturned and we both had our life vests on, she really needs to finish up swim lessons and get proficient in swimming before we do that again. This is a public safety issue.
Please carefully consider this Bond Issue and if you consider it worthy, please help spread the word.