Jamaica’s Blue Marlins’ founder quits after vandals wreck pool


Rosemarie-LoganRead The Gleaner

After four years of setting out a swimming program specifically geared to spur the development of Olympic calibre swimmers in the western region of Jamaica; and after pooling all her life savings into that realization, founder of the Blue Marlin Swim Club, Rosemarie Logan, is calling it quits.

Her decision comes after vandals destroyed the $2 million, 25-metre competition-ready vinyl pool located at the Swim Place, Montego River Gardens, on Monday.

“I am done here,” Logan told The Gleaner. “All my four years of investment, personal sacrifice and time is gone. These people have, in effect, ended the dreams of our children with this most cruel act.”

“This is the only competition-ready pool in the region. In fact, outside of the Olympic-size swimming pool at Independence Park (National Stadium), this is the only such one and I am so hurt by the fact that people saw it fit to destroy it,” said Logan.

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