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Save the King Pool

The King Swim Center in San Mateo was built nearly 50 years ago and is past the end of its life span. Without investment, the pool will need to shut down. 

The pool is located at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in the North Central neighborhood. Every year, nearly 800 children learn life-saving swimming skills at highly subsidized rates. 

Mayor Amourence Lee and Supervisor Noelia Corzo are both from North Central. Our kids, friends, family and neighbors learned to swim in the King pool. We are asking the community to join our effort to save the King Pool.

As elected leaders, we support the City of San Mateo's request for federal funding from our Congressmember Kevin Mullin and U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein. The City is applying for an estimated $1.5M congressional grant to help cover the cost of rehabilitation to ensure that this essential recreational facility remains open in San Mateo.

The congressional grant could cover an estimated 25% of the cost of rehabilitation and the City of San Mateo would fund the remaining 75%. If approved, the project design could begin as soon as FY2023-24.

Swimming lessons save lives! Please sign your name to show your support to save the King Pool.


Sign your name to the letter of support to Save the King Pool!

Thank you for your support!

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