Paralympic Games

Bits & Pieces: Tennis, swimming groups looking for new facility

Two sports groups that fall under the Columbia Association umbrella attended meetings in February requesting that the board of directors build new facilities for their respective programs. It's tennis vs. swimming, with each community trying to convince board members that they need the facility more than the other. At two separate board meetings, tennis supporters championed an already proposed indoor facility to replace the aging Owen Brown Tennis Club. Then came the swimming advocates in support of a new indoor swimming facility. In my opinion, they both have legitimate claims.

The swimmers need a 50-meter pool, which they know will be difficult to get. The Masters swimmers need...