Note from the Mayor for MAC

Jessica Rudd

 A note from Mayor John Giles

As part of the MAC swim family for years, I know what a significant role competitive swimming and our city pools play in the lives of your families. I look forward to getting you all back in the water as soon as possible. I have read USA Swimming’s plan for facility re-opening and the first criteria they mention is to follow state requirements. While the Governor has given cities some discretion on the use of city parks, there has been no ambiguity on communal pools. They are closed. You are not at a disadvantage in Mesa because there should not be any other public pools open for practice in the state. However, the Governor did give us hope when he said gyms and pools are the next issues he will address.
 
Therefore, it’s important for MAC and the City of Mesa to have a plan in place when we get the green light. Our Parks and Recreation Department is working on their plan right now and will consult with MAC and other pool users as they move forward. The pools will also be available for other groups, like dive and synchronized swim teams, who rent them. Our recreation programs wouldn’t typically start until the end of May, so a plan for this summer will be done separately.
 
Swimming is not the problem, but the decks, locker rooms, bathrooms and meets require extra precautions. Our city will be ready to welcome MAC families back to the pools as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!