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    • #12770
      swimpimp
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      Rumor has it that Emory will have to stop pool maintenance because of the drought in Atlanta. The Governor has declared it a disaster area and they are in a level 4 drought (the highest possible). Apparently they only have about 60 days of water left. All non-essential water activities might be suspended in the following days. Will the team be able to find a pool to train in? Could this be the downfall of Emory swimming for the year? They were looking pretty solid last time I checked. Good luck to them.

    • #40141
      The Treat
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      @swimpimp wrote:

      Rumor has it that Emory will have to stop pool maintenance because of the drought in Atlanta. The Governor has declared it a disaster area and they are in a level 4 drought (the highest possible). Apparently they only have about 60 days of water left. All non-essential water activities might be suspended in the following days. Will the team be able to find a pool to train in? Could this be the downfall of Emory swimming for the year? They were looking pretty solid last time I checked. Good luck to them.

      wow, that would really suck. this is the type of thing you take for granted and dont even think about. lets hope it doesnt come to this.

    • #40142
      3 6 Mafia
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      i didnt believe that, but i called my friend who goes to gtech and she said their pool might drop 1.5 feet of water and emory is looking to get pool space from them… that would be awful

    • #40143
      t3hhammer
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      I actually heard that this is happening at Emory. The pool is apparently slowly losing water. If something doesn’t happen quickly the team might be relegated to dryland only training. What a miserable thing to have happen.

    • #40144

      @t3hhammer wrote:

      I actually heard that this is happening at Emory. The pool is apparently slowly losing water. If something doesn’t happen quickly the team might be relegated to dryland only training. What a miserable thing to have happen.

      i know they drained their outdoor pool (i believe its 50meters 8 lanes and a teaching pool) a month early to avoid draining their indoor pool. also, i hear they have rationed watering their soccer fields. cmu just lost to emory, but played on a brown field.

    • #40145
      swimpimp
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      I did a little more digging and found out that Emory won’t have to stop pool operations until after their last home meet, since it is already scheduled. This means that after their Swanee meet on December 1st they will be doing cross training until winter break. This is most unfortunate. Hopefully they will be able to work something out after that, otherwise they are going to have to travel to see any pool time whatsoever.

    • #40146

      Looking to the future…how does this affect recruiting for the upcoming year? If potential recruits aren’t going to be guaranteed a pool to swim in next year if (God forbid) this drought doesn’t go away, what does John Howell tell them…

    • #40147

      I really, really hope that this drought won’t last more than another month, let alone into 2008. With winter ahead, one would think that they would get some rain, sleet, and/or snow in the coming month. A drought lasting long enough into the foreseeable future to impact recruiting is almost unimaginable.

      As far as what Howell tells recruits, I’m sure it’s not much of a topic. When you have a program like Emory’s, it sort of speaks for itself. As the old adage goes, where there is a will there is a way. Drought or not, pool or not, Howell will find a way to keep his team successful.

    • #40148
      trout3
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      Looking to the future…how does this affect recruiting for the upcoming year? If potential recruits aren’t going to be guaranteed a pool to swim in next year if (God forbid) this drought doesn’t go away, what does John Howell tell them…

      There’s plenty of time until commitment date to see if it rains…. I would like to believe it won’t become an issue. If it does, swimming at Emory will be the least of Atlanta’s problems.

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