Vandals swim before trashing pool

THE Elgin school pool, used by the Comet Swim Club for its learn-to-swim programme, was hit by vandals last night.

Comet operates in the pool from Monday to Sunday.

“We think it was young people who broke in some time between 3pm yesterday and 9pm last night,” said learn-to-swim manager Rochelle Somerton.

“They stole caps and goggles and swim bags. They then threw everything that was loose in the pool surrounds into the pool, including the rubbish bins.

“It was obvious they had hopped in for a swim, too, before they trashed the place.”

Mrs Somerton said club members found the vandalism at about 9pm.

“We felt pretty sick to find that mess. It’s also sickening to think someone has gone home with a whole lot of swim caps and goggles that our new young learn-to-swiwmmers use.”

The club hoped the community could help track down the people who did it.

“We would ask anyone finding new caps and goggles around the house, that cannot be explained, to contact the police.”

THE Elgin school pool, used by the Comet Swim Club for its learn-to-swim programme, was hit by vandals last night.

Comet operates in the pool from Monday to Sunday.

“We think it was young people who broke in some time between 3pm yesterday and 9pm last night,” said learn-to-swim manager Rochelle Somerton.

“They stole caps and goggles and swim bags. They then threw everything that was loose in the pool surrounds into the pool, including the rubbish bins.

“It was obvious they had hopped in for a swim, too, before they trashed the place.”

Mrs Somerton said club members found the vandalism at about 9pm.

“We felt pretty sick to find that mess. It’s also sickening to think someone has gone home with a whole lot of swim caps and goggles that our new young learn-to-swiwmmers use.”

The club hoped the community could help track down the people who did it.

“We would ask anyone finding new caps and goggles around the house, that cannot be explained, to contact the police.”

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