NCCC asks public to complete pool survey

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Date:25 Jan, 2019

NCCC asks public to complete pool survey

Saranac Lake – North Country Community College is asking the public to complete a survey about its use of the pool in the college’s Sparks Athletic Complex.

The online survey, posted at, asks respondents how they’ve used the pool in the past, what programs and services they’d like to see offered at the pool, and their ability to support the pool.

The college announced in December that it is weighing the pros and cons of closing the pool but would seek the input of all stakeholders, including the college community and the community-at-large, before making a decision. Since then, the college has received numerous emails, letters and at least one petition in support of keeping the pool open. In addition to their comments, many people have offered suggestions and support to the college as it considers the future of the pool.

“We are grateful to the community for providing such thoughtful and valuable input, and we hope that continues with the survey,” said Dr. Steve Tyrell, NCCC President. “The college cares deeply about finding a way to preserve continuing to operate our pool. We continue to explore ways in which we can bring the facility up to par so that it can serve users for decades to come. We believe the survey will be a critical element to demonstrating broad community support.”

The survey will be available online until Friday, Feb. 1. Its results will be reported to the community. Hard copies of the survey are also be available at the front desk of Hodson Hall or by contacting Chris Knight, NCCC Communications Director, at 518-891-2915 x1267 or