Phoenix Swim Club pool to be officially demolished

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Supporters of a popular Phoenix swimming pool lost a last chance effort Tuesday to save their home.

Hundreds of supporters were at Phoenix City Hall Tuesday to appeal to city commissioners during the city council meeting. The council was considering a re-zoning request that would demolish the pool at the Brophy Sports Facility and replace it with a housing development.

“I love this place. I love swimming. I live nearby and there’s no place else like it around here. There’s so much history,” said Phoenix Swim Club member Jack Riggs.

Riggs and other swim club members have been using the Brophy pool since 1988. Since its construction members say the pool has hosted Special Olympics events and been used by Olympic athletes to train.

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