Letter: Palm Coast touted as a good place to retire, yet seniors are being shut out of Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club

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  • | 7:00 a.m. May 23, 2024
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Seniors shut out with BTS&R decision

Dear Editor:

My wife and I moved to Palm Coast in 1991. It was and still is touted as a good place to retire.

As we were enjoying our new home, we met and made new friends. Soon after our relocation, we joined Frieda Zamba (pool) for gym classes along with our new friends. After a period of time we transferred to Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club to continue our "gym family" and the social relationships we acquired. 

The years following proved fruitful, our exercise was continuing and our social calendar was being enhanced. Now BTS&R Club (memberships are) being shut down completely as of June 30 by the powers that be, and for whatever avenues they have chosen is beyond me and many others.

Though Palm Coast is a good place to retire, the present attendees have to break up the social aspect because they are "mostly seniors." They are being shut out of a facility that was given to Palm Coast some time ago — a gift. Yet on the horizon, we hear there will be built a YMCA and a humongous costly recreation center. 

What I really don't understand, the aforementioned project will take time as well as money, when at the present, the existing facility could very well have been better supervised.

I am opposed to closing the Belle Terre Swim Club to public membership!

Walter Bigams

Palm Coast

Editor's Note: The Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club was given to the Flagler County School School District.


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