You Gotta FIGHT, for your RIGHT, to SWIIIMMM!
"The funding isn't there. That's the reality of it," said Mike Conway, city spokesperson. It's the second year in a row that all three of Merced's city pools will remain closed to the public, officials say. That's frustrating some Merced residents, as summer is fast approaching and there's concern about what kids will do once schools let out.
And it's not just happening in Merced, California, it's a national issue, affecting swimmers from Chicago to Fort Worth. Public pools are no longer a guaranteed amenity provided by local schools and governments.