When the starting blocks at the city pool fell into disrepair, Cortez's local swim club's existence was uncertain. With LOR’s support the club upgraded the pool, which helped the team stay afloat and brought an economic boon to Cortez. Read more
New Timing Equipment Keeps Cortez Swimmers Afloat
- Local Champion: Cortez Water Dragons
- Date Funded: September 8, 2023
- Grant Amount: $3,100
Cortez’s outdoor pool is one of a kind on the Western Slope, as it’s one of the few places that can host large regional swim meets. However, the Cortez Water Dragons are at risk of losing those meets if they can’t provide appropriate timing equipment—primarily touchpads—and off-season storage. The president of the club reached out to the LOR Foundation with this problem in mind, and with LOR’s help the Water Dragons were able to purchase a storage rack and timing touchpads to support an in-water timing system and ensure they can continue to host meets, which are an economic boon for the club and the whole town.
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