The St. Clair College pool, at the south Windsor campus, is shown in this undated photo.
St. Clair College handout / Windsor Star
Re: St. Clair College closing South Windsor campus pool to public, June 7I was personally upset and saddened by the actions of St. Clair College to suddenly decide to close their pool to any use by the local community.As an alumni and retiree, I have enjoyed swimming 3-4 times a week for the last 15 years or so. During this time, usage of the pool has decreased, but at no time that I have been there has the pool been used to any degree by students. In the early morning, most swimmers have been retirees from the community.St. Clair College had it’s start in 1967 as part of the Ontario Community Colleges which replaced the old Institute of Technologies. It seems now that the search for extra income as represented by out-of-country students with higher fees has become of greater importance than adding any benefit to the local community.Unless the goal is to eventually close the pool, it makes little sense to close the pool to those that use it. Community resources should be available to the community.St. Clair College — I think you have lost sight of what your true purpose should be. Please reconsider your decision.John Metcalfe, LaSalle Share Your ViewsSend letters to the editor to email@example.com. (Don’t send them as attachments; put them in the body of the emails.) Letters must include your full name, address and phone number. (We will only publish your name and the municipality where you live.) Letters must be fewer than 300 words. The Star reserves the right to edit, condense and reject letters.