Monday, July 13, 2009
A Letter to the Board of the Valley Swim Club in Pennsylvania,
As a mom who lives in an urban area I am writing to express my concern and outrage at your recent Blatant Bigotry. It is 2009, and America is finally changing and Embracing ALL of America, and the last Election was a Message about Race, we as a Nation we can no Longer set up Lines of Division. And if such Lines of division are set up to hurt Children that is a Crime, a Hate Crime.As a long ago Life Guard and Pool Manager I can say that Pools, whether they be Community or Private are where Children in the Summer learn Life Skills and Life Lessons. They learn not only how to swim and be safe in the water, they learn to accept their bodies as they are, all shapes,sizes and colors.They learn how to play and compete in a nurturing environment. They learn to Trust their own bodies and skills as they learn to swim. They also learn to trust that they are being nurtured in a safe welcoming environment.They literally learn to "Sink or Swim", it is an important Life Skill. They learn that their Self Esteem can be empowered and embraced as they swim.For children that live in an apartment with limited play access, a pool is magical and truly a gift. ( I say this as a mom that has lived in an apartment with a growing boy).The World is no longer defined by "Colors" or "Complexion", it is however formed by the Lessons we give our Children. Shame on you for giving a Lesson from the Past, a lesson that Discrimination is Ugly and Cruel, and also UnAmerican.
Send letters to:
Valley Swim Club
22 TOMLINSON RD
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA 19006
( and forward a Copy to Rachel and Keith and the MSM).
Click title for their latest "decision" about the Children being allowed to swim.