To the Editor,

I am asking for your support in encouraging our local government and school district to work together for a public swimming pool, like they did for our public library. I have read that drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional death in America, and the 2nd leading cause for children under 5 years of age. Teaching us to swim in school and having a place to practice swimming makes sense. Swimming is good exercise, it’s fun, all ages can participate, and it helps make us safer. Midlothian needs a public swimming pool.

Thank you,

John C. Fehler, Troop 512, Scouting USA

Midlothian, Texas