As a mother and grandmother of OPRF swimmers, I have come to learn the many advantages of this unique form of exercise and sport. Although only a small part of the Imagine Group’s infrastructure plan, a modern pool offers advantages to all OPRF students. Every student, whether tall or short, over- or underweight, disabled or not, can benefit from swimming. Autistic children seem to feel calmer and more focused after a period of lap swimming. My husband and I, in the latter years of our lives, still enjoy swimming. How many other sports offer a lifetime of benefits? Don’t be shortsighted. A good pool can last 100 years. 

Sylvia Christmas 

Oak Park 

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