Ann Arbor public pools to maintain limited capacity through Memorial Day weekend
Buhr, Fuller and Veterans Memorial pools will be updating their operating procedures for the summer following recent announcements from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
Supporters of Michigan State University’s swim team to testify after program cut
EAST LANSING, Mich. – In October, Michigan State University announced that it was shutting down the swimming and diving programs -- the university cited costs. Since then, student-athletes, parents and alums of the teams have been fighting to get the program reinstated. The university cited a poor budget and poor facilities as reasons to cut the program. AdREAD: Judge denies injunction request by MSU women’s swimmersA lawsuit was filed on behalf of the women’s team, claiming MSU was in violation of Title IX. READ: More Michigan State University Coverage
City of Ann Arbor to open all three outdoor pools this summer
ANN ARBOR – The outdoor public pools at Fuller Park, Buhr Park and Veterans Memorial Park will be open this summer, the city of Ann Arbor announced in an email to its pool users on Tuesday. The city opened Fuller Park pool last summer at a very limited capacity for lap swimming to ensure social distancing while the Buhr and Vets pools remained closed. In order to provide safe programming this year, swim lessons and day camps will take place at designated pools. All three pools will be offering family spaces and lap lanes by reservation as well as bungee swimming opportunities at Fuller and Buhr. (City of Ann Arbor)Reservation systemAfter receiving considerable feedback over challenges with last year’s reservation system at Fuller Park Pool, the new system aims to improve user experience.
Fuller Park Pool in Ann Arbor to open July 1
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The City of Ann Arbor is set to re-open Fuller Park Pool on July 1 with limited capacity and operational changes. The number of visitors to the pool will be limited due to physical distancing requirements and executive order requirements by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, according to a statement by Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation. Fuller Park Pool visitors will need to bring their own supplies as pool supplies, like life jackets, kickboards and deck chairs will not be available. Masters swimming programs, swim lessons and pool rentals will not be offered and the Fuller Park Pool water slide is still closed. Fuller Park Pool is at 1519 Fuller Rd.
SPOTLIGHT: Sophomore swimmer strives for success
Despite only being a sophomore, Drew has been a key contributor to University of Detroit Jesuit’s success this season. 4Frenzy - Swimmer Drew Collins (WDIV)Drew first learned how to swim at the age of 5 and began swimming competitively at the age of 7. Drew has had great coaches throughout his swimming career, including University of Detroit Jesuit head coach Drew Edson, who is currently helping him hone his craft. 4Frenzy - Swimmer Drew Collins (WDIV)Although swimming puts a lot of focus on the individual swimmer, Drew believes it’s his teammates and coaches that are the reason for his success. Having great coaches and teammates helps when things get tough.”Good luck to Drew and the rest of your team on finishing the season strong!
Making a few changes to save energy
It's just meA lot of people feel overwhelmed trying to make changes that help the planet. "We use a lot of energy to produce food and then we just throw that energy away if we're just tossing it," she said. When it comes to beef "all the energy used to produce food to feed cows" is part of the problem, Swim said. By the time you've gotten home you've worked through some things," Swim said. Heating and cooling your home, other appliancesThink about lowering your thermostat a couple of degrees so you're using less energy.