Students Protest to Save Pools

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    NBCSanDiego

    Nearly 100 swimmers and their parents rallied against a proposal to close down 12 of San Diego's 13 pools.

    Demonstrators brought their signs to a town hall meeting in Balboa Park. It's one of several to explain what city services might be cut from the budget.

    A local water polo coach said keeping the city pools open is crucial because they are used for high school water polo and swim teams.

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    NBCSanDiego and the voiceofsandiego.org truth-squad local officials' statements.

    One topic of discussion Thursday night was Proposition D, the proposed half-cent sales tax increase on next week's ballot.

    ‘We haven't heard that there is a guarantee so that's one of the questions we're asking, one of the things we're listening to,” said “What will Prop D do for our club, for our kids, for the aquatics community?”

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    San Diego is facing a $72 million budget deficit. Among other services that could suffer cuts are the police and fire departments, and libraries.