Here's How to get involved
February 1st - Groundhog Day Breakfast 5-8 am @ the Snowflake High School cafeteria. Come pledge your support, and help us raise awareness.
February 11th - Town Council Meeting 7 pm @ Town Hall. Come wearing your goggles to show support. Meet at the Snowflake Intermediate Library @ 6:45
On a cold morning in February of 2011 at around 4:30 am I sat passenger in a minivan with my swim gear on my lap. As my friend and training partner, Jeremy, drove us to Show Low we talked about training and wished aloud that we could do so at our local pool which only opened 2 months out of the year. This would save us an hour travel time easy. The Snowflake Pool was indoor, so why not?
As we investigated, we found that the pool was not only open for a very small window each year, but was under a severe threat of closure. The aging facility had not been adequately maintained, and not a single dime was being put away for the inevitable need for repairs and replacements.
Jeremy and I decided something should be done about it and the Sweet Tri was born, a sprint distance triathlon to raise money for the pool. The roof was the biggest need and over 3 years we have raised $8500 which is set aside for the roof.
This month (January 2014) the town council decided to close the pool indefinitely because the roof has finally become to big of a risk. $100,000 is the price tag for replacement of the roof.
We are mounting a grassroots campaign to reopen the pool and change the culture which brought us to this point in the first place.
Over the next few weeks we will be changing this site into the hub for all things associated with bringing the pool back. Without a pool there is no Sweet Tri, the cause for which the race was created, but much more than that - our children no longer have a place to learn this valuable skill.
It's time to get involved!