The Commerce Journal

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April 30, 2013

Tigersharks stay afloat

Commerce Tigersharks allowed to use university pool

COMMERCE — Uncertainty surrounded the Commerce Tigersharks Swim team after it was announced that the Commerce City Pool would be closed for the indefinite future.

But not anymore.

Tyson Kehler, associate director of Programing/Aquatics at the Texas A&M University-Commerce Morris Recreation Center is allowing the Tigersharks to swim at the university’s lap pool for a discounted price.

“It’s a mixture of relief and gratitude to the university,” Melinda Reid, swim board chair for the Tigersharks, said. “We really wanted to be in Commerce if we could, and now we can.”

The Commerce City Council held a public workshop on March 25 to discuss options about the pool. At the event, members of the council urged the team to continue staying in Commerce while the issue is worked out.

According to Reid, without help from the city and university, the team would have drowned.

“This is a perfect example of the university and city working together,” she said. “The team is alive.”

The 45 members of the Tigersharks are made up of not only Commerce residents, but from several surrounding cities as well. And Reid said the parents of the swimmers spend time in Commerce while the students practice, adding to the local economy.

“It’s great for us and the town,” she said.

The Tigersharks will begin practicing after May 27 at the Morris Rec Center, and the team is holding its registration on May 20 and 22 at the center from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“We want to work with anyone who wants to be on the swim team this summer,” she said.

The team’s first swim meet is on June 8 in Carrollton.

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