Friday, November 14, 2008

The Swimming Fool

Dear Athletics, Student Life Committee, and University Life,

I've lost count of how many times this semester I've checked the athletics schedule, changed into my swimming attire, and gone down to the pool, only to be told that the pool has been closed. On other occasions, I've been asked to leave the pool early without prior notification and in direct contradiction to the times indicated on the schedule.

Today was no exception. My naive journey to the pool ended abruptly at a hand-written sign indicating that the pool had been closed 4 (!) hours early due to a lifeguard shortage.

We are now past the halfway point of the first semester. Has anything been done to correct this shortage? Has a ystud been sent out informing our student body (of which a sizable number are lifeguards) of the vacancy? Have signs been put up? I just so happen to be a lifeguard myself, and while I don't think my schedule this semester would permit me taking on any additional responsibilities, it's never really been made clear how to apply for the job. And if we really don't have enough students, shouldn't we be bringing in lifeguards from the outside?

Our pool is a truly great resource and it pains me to see it go to waste.

Sincerly, Julian Horowitz

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is the Commentator published (online) anymore?