Should lap swimming be allowed while pools are closed?
Kelly Elliot of Clarksburg started a petition to open outdoor Maryland pools for lap swimming. In just a week, the petition has been signed by over 3,000 people.
In the petition, Ms. Elliott acknowledges that pools will be closed to recreational swimming, but argues that the immune boosting exercise is safer than other activities that are allowed, such as outdoor workouts.
She cites the CDC website in saying “There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas or water play areas.”
What do you say MoCo, yes or no to opening outdoor pools to lap swimming?
The petition can be viewed here: https://www.change.org/p/larry-hogan-lap-swimming-for-competitive-swimmers-and-exercise-maryland?recruiter=1082399276&recruited_by_id=2e022a90-8959-11ea-8285-47fae74fdfd0&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=petition_dashboard