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To: Galway City Council
Restore the Salthill Tidal Pools
We are asking Galway City Council to rebuild the Salthill Tidal Pools.
Why is this important?
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subject: Restore Salthill Tidal Pools
Sea swimming is at an all-time high in Galway and across all of Ireland, and people are making the most out of the outdoors now more than ever.
The tidal pools in Salthill have been left unused for several decades. They were once full of life, being enjoyed by Galwegians of all ages for swimming.
We think they should be reopened so they can be enjoyed by the community once again.
Tidal pools allow members of the public to swim in a protected area, whilst being right by the sea. We believe now is the perfect time for Salthill to reopen the tidal pools.
Serving the Entire Community
Tidal pools are safe, durable, inexpensive, and serve a large part of the local community including:
-Recreational swimmers, including winter swimmers
-Children learning to swim
-Weak or nervous adult swimmers
-Swimming, Water Polo and Triathlon club training
-Lifeguard and water safety training
-GAA, Soccer and Rugby post-training recovery
The tidal pools would in particular be a fantastic resource for those with disabilities, who are not currently able to swim in the sea. It would also cater to less confident swimmers who are looking for a safe, sheltered area in which to swim. Parents could bring their children to the pools for lessons and to imbue the love of swimming in the next generation, in the knowledge that they are in a safe area.
There are tidal pools in seaside towns all over the world, it is quite normal to have them. And the Salthill Pools already exist - we just need to refurbish and reopen them.
This petition will support our application to Galway City Council under the Galway City Development Plan 2023-2029 to reopen the pools.
We really appreciate every signature.
Let's hope we'll be swimming in the tidal pools in the future.
Morgan, Ronan, Stephen
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