Request to have the shelter back at the Woodlands Pool.

Val Ng
Anonymous 172 Comments
463 Signatures Goal: 500

After gathering voices from the public and regular patrons, we have decided to start this petition with regards to the removal of shelter at the competition pool at the Woodlands Swimming Complex.

We are dismayed at the Sports Singapore's decision to remove the shelter. This badly affected majority of the patrons, we already had it for so many years and we thought it was being brought down for maintenance, never did we expect it to be gone for good!

How can this happened?? It is known that the Earth is suffering from the effect of Global Warming and it is in fact getting worse every moment which may cause other health problem like skin cancer and other skin related diseases. There is high medical cost attached to cancer related to skin problems, also in view of the UV getting higher each year due to the damage ozone layer , it definitely do harm to everyone, especially those younger kids. We sincerely hope the authority can consider our request very seriously as to put back the shelter.

Sports Singapore's vision for 2030 is to use sport as a strategy for Singaporeans to have a healthier and better life through the impactful experience of Sport. Now even our one and only shelter was being removed, does it really make sense. Healthier??

Who are affected?

1) Those who always come for a short exercise during their lunch break, no longer able to enjoy this healthy lifestyle again.

2) Elders who used to swim at odd hours (8-9am, 11-2pm), trying to avoid the crowd, now got to swim in the evenings to avoid the harmful direct Sun.

3) Those who are having their training programs, are getting serious sunburn.

4) Kids suffering from Pityriasis Alba are the real sufferers as not only the itch got worsened, the patches appeared more prominent due to the sudden tanning of the surrounding skin. After seeing doctor, they were told to temporary stop swimming to avoid direct Sun.

We just want our voices to be heard so that we can have our shelter back. We did not expect a fully sheltered/covered pool but please just let us have what we already had for so many years, do not take it away like that. There is still a whole lot of us who appreciate the shelter we had all these years. Even though only one-third of the pool is sheltered but please trust us that it is really better than having none.

We, the undersigned, support a replacement of the shelter at the competition pool of Woodlands Swimming Complex.

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Highlights

April 25
Petition has reached 250 signatures!
April 10
Please help us in this matter, we need the shelter back for health purpose and it's really protect our kids from hot sun. Thank you
April 10
Please do not remove away the shelter. Listen to the public voices.
April 10
Please place back the shelter at the pool for the benifits of all swimmers.Thanks
April 10
We would like to have the shelter back as it is a very useful to the swimmer when they taking a break @ the pool side. In view of the UV getting higher each year due to the damage ozone layer , it definitely do harm to our young swimmers' skin , hence would like to urge the relevant in charge to put back the shelter as before .
April 10
Yes please reinstall the pool shade. Reasons : 1. Swimming is one of best exercise for many with joint problem. The shade encourages many to take up swimming without worrying being sunburnt. 2. Spreading out the crowd. Some swimmers prefer to swim in the morning or late morning to avoid the evening crowd. Removing the shade means these group would move to evening swim and create more crowd. 3. Better manage the facilities. The pool is opened from day to night. The shade encourages swimmers to swim during the day and use the facilities. 4. Towards a sports nation. Yes the government is encouraging the nation to take up sports and swimming is one of them. Exposing ourselves and children to hot sun during swimming is certainly a no no. 5. Effect of sun ray. Needless to say, just read the effect of long term sun exposure in some countries. There is high medical cost attached to cancer related to skin. Please install the shade at the woodlands pool. Thank you.
April 10
Please put back the shelter! We need it very much! My daughter suffered sun burn and fell sick very often due to extreme sun exposure during her class after removal of shelter. This reduce her interest in sport too. With global warming the removal of shelter worries me as the sun exposure may cause other health problem like skin cancer and other skin related diseases. We hope authority can consider our request very seriously as to put back the shelter. The reason of shelter removing due to maintenance issue doesn't make sense to me as the root cause is to solve the maintenance challenge but it should not contribute to the permanent removal of shelter.
April 10
We agree for sheltered back pool for this Woodlands pools as it's one of the regularly and heavy use for the woodland/marsiling residents
April 9
We are now live!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jul 16, 2017
    Jul 16, 2017
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jun 08, 2017
    Jun 08, 2017
    NIL
  • Jane chua
    Jane chua Singapore, Singapore
    Jun 04, 2017
    Jun 04, 2017
    Please assist to put back the shelter .The weather is so hot !!
  • Erin Yap
    Erin Yap Singapore, Singapore
    May 23, 2017
    May 23, 2017
    The children deserve a better facility. Please assist in this small request!
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