Sunday, November 7, 2010

"Maggie Gilbert Is Smiling!"

Dateline: Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Maggie Gilbert Aquatic Center
at Palisades High School is hosting its First Age Group Swim Meet this weekend, hosted by Westside Aquatics, a local age group swimming program that has already been running workouts at the new facility for several weeks now.

I had an opportunity to visit the facility during this two day age group swim meet on Saturday, Nov. 6th, and I must say that I was overjoyed with the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of age group swimmers and parents and coaches in attendance. As the photos above and below attest, this facility is already keeping its promise of contributing to the health and welfare of the community. To see the smiling youthful and happy faces of all the kids swimming and the enthusiasm and support of their parents and coaches at this new facility funded by Mrs. Rose Gilbert in honor of her daughter, Maggie, was a truly special experience.

Maggie Gilbert Is (Definitely) Smiling Down Upon Us All From Heaven!

And below, some additional photos from the second day of this same swim meet, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010:


Thank you Mrs. Gilbert for your generosity, vision and commitment to Palisades High School and to the Community ! Your dream has become a reality !

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Monday, November 1, 2010

The "Old School" Pool Thermometer Solution

Sure enough, Norris Hardware, right here in the Palisades, carried a trusty "old school" pool thermometer made by JED (Jed Pool Tools, Inc.),

JED even has two pages worth of pool thermometers!... Check it out for yourself:

We dropped this thermometer in the photo above off at the Pali Pool and the manager has confirmed the receipt of same and we hope the pool staff will use it to assess the pool temp each day for the benefit of the students and the community, rather than relying on the to date unreliable digital temperature gauge that is part of the state of the art pool heating equipment.