For the past ten years I have been asked the same question over and over: Why doesn't Bonneville High School have a pool? My answer is always the same: "No one wants to pay for it. Well, I have an idea, not only to support Bonneville High, but Weber County in general. I local swimming club would like to have a facility built that will host a number of activities such as: competitive age group and master's level swimming programs, competitive style swim lessons, water polo, cycling, and running. It will not be a free-for-all swim complex. This facility would sponsor numerous competitive events such as: high school swim competitions, USA swimming meets, water polo matches, triathlons, and duathlons. The facility would house an eight-lane, competitive 25-yard, six-foot-deep pool with starting blocks at each end. It would also house three rooms, two of which would be fully equipped with treadmills and cycles side by side, making quick transitions for those training. The third room would be a full service swim and triathlon shop.
The proposal will go as follows: This facility will not be built based on a vote nor managed through tax dollars, but rather, constructed through advertisement opportunities. This facility would be an icon to the water sports communities and would be looked upon by many who could see the support given through our community and local businesses. We are seeking land, private donors, and those interested in the advertisement opportunities. The opportunities range from a lane stripe tiled on the pools floor with your logo or name, a plaque behind the specified stadium bleacher seating, starting blocks with sponsor's logo or name, water polo goals, backstroke flags and tiled entrance tiles. Each opportunity will never expire due to the pristine detail in which sponsors' names or logos will be placed around the facility. It is our hope and desire to create a water sports culture that will enhance the interest of our community in a way they have never seen it before.