- North Whidbey Park and Recreation District residents
- United States of America
Whidbey Island's only competitive swim team, "NWAC" or the North Whidbey Aquatic Club (a program of the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District, NWPRD) is under threat of being "dissolved" by a motion of one board member who has decided that this community should not have this athletic option for our children.
The NWAC team has served many hundreds of children in our community over its 3 decade history as a path to health, fitness, focus, success and friendship with other fitness focussed children in the community. The families who have been enrolled in the program in the last year have repeatedly asked the board to provide a financial target to make the team "revenue neutral" to the district, as that had been the board's stated goal. The board rejected a recent plan to do just that, and without engaging the voters of the district any further, moved to "dissolve" the team regardless of whether it can be continued at zero cost to the district's other members.
We, the undersigned, call on the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District Board of Commissioners to continue to operate the North Whidbey Aquatic Club program as a competitive and professionally-coached program for the benefit of current and future children and families living in or near the district.
The Save Our Swim Team petition to North Whidbey Park and Recreation District residents was written by Daniel Brown and is in the category Sports at GoPetition.