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Why is Chandler’s pool under construction?

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Bella Dana

Since November 6th, the pool at CHS has been under construction leaving students and teachers unable to go to their clubs or classes that need the pool. In response to the pool being constructed, swim coaches such as Ms. Moxley and Mr. Crane have been teaching at the ACP Campus or K Building. It can be hard for those teachers because their classes are based on water activities and lessons, so without water, it is difficult to teach a single lesson. Every week the pool is used during and after school for multiple reasons, such as beginning swim classes, swim and dive, and other occasions held after school. The pool being under construction has left some students wondering what could’ve been wrong with it beforehand, but Chandler High swim coach Ms. Moxley has some answers.

Ms. Moxley, the girl’s swim and lifeguard coach, has been teaching for 26 years. Ms. Moxley explains, “The pool needed construction because there were several cracks and pieces of the deck that were hazardous for students.” It was very evident to Ms. Moxley and Mr. Crane that the deck needed to be repaired and the starting blocks and diving boards replaced. Ms. Moxley said that the broken sections “were becoming a hazard … Somebody would trip or get scratched.” Ms. Moxley added that the pool is constantly being used on weekends and during the week for CHS parents, students, and teachers. For example, Chandler High hosted the Croswhite Invitational swim meet in September.

The restorations were needed on the aged pool because the pool was constructed 20 years ago. Students from multiple classes, such as beginning girls’ swim class or girls’ swim and dive, would alert Ms. Moxley of the cracks and dangers of the pool that needed mending. Ms. Moxley does not know when these restorations will be finished, but she hopes that it will be finished very soon. She also wanted to add, “I hope everybody at Chandler High learns to swim and you can take my beginning swim class as a PE credit that way. The water is a great place to enjoy and our goal is to have everybody enjoy themselves and stay safe.” Ms. Moxley mentioned that some benefits of taking swim classes are being able to earn a PE credit, making opportunities to make new friends, improving mental health and physical health, and learning a great skill for all ages or grades.

If there are any questions or concerns about the construction of the pool, refer to Ms. Moxley or Mr. Crane and they will be happy to help. You can find Ms. Moxley in room 7 on the ACP Campus next to Oakland, and Mr. Crane in room 1110 on the K Building first floor.

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Bella Dana, Reporter
Bella Dana is an outgoing and friendly Junior that attends Chandler High School. She is in theater and has been taking an interest in journalism. With a goal in hand to want to reach out more to people and get their opinions out there and share them. Isabella has a liking for controversial topics. Her plans after high school consists of wanting to go to an out of state university and pursuing a career in marketing. A funny side note is that her best friend in middle school called her” Little I” referring to how short she is.