Disappointed life jackets not offered

This is in regards to the Sam Ketcham pool no longer offering life jackets to the public for recreational swims.

Editor:

This is in regards to the Sam Ketcham pool no longer offering life jackets to the public for recreational swims.

When we first moved to Williams Lake about three years ago we we went to a rec swim and my son saw some kids there for a birthday party and they were using this fantastic foam canoe. He wanted to try it out so badly, but wasn’t able to because they only brought it out for birthday parties.

Since then, they have started to bring out the canoes for rec swims and my son finally got to try one, but we were told that the only way he could go in the canoe was if he wore a life jacket.

There have always been life jackets available, until recently. I’m not entirely sure when they changed their policy, but we went to the pool on Oct. 13.

We have life jackets for our children, but usually don’t bring them with us to the pool because there has always been some available. We were surprised to find that life jackets were no longer available unless they were there for swim lessons.

Had I known that they no longer supply the public with life jackets, we would have brought our own.

It’s kind of disappointing to get to the pool, get the kids ready, get into the swim area and find no life jackets available. By the time I were to get the kids dressed again, drive back home and pick up our own life jackets it would almost be a waste to bother going back at all.

I’m just very disappointed that the pool would take a safety item away and it seems like a waste they sit in a supply room.

Tara Sharp

Williams Lake

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