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The Valley Swim Club Philadelphia!

The Valley Swim Club Philadelphia

MAP! Outrage is growing against The Valley Swim Club of Philadelphia (map below). The Valley Swim Club ( of Huntingdon Valley, near Philadelphia made African American kids who wanted to swim feel unwelcomed, claims reports.

Here is the latest.

Creative Steps Day Camp is a day camp that paid $1900 to the Valley Swim Club, a private club, to bring their campers to their pool. The Valley Swim Club is a private club with alleged “open memberships” available.

But when the camp showed up to the pool, reportedly filled with White kids, with their non White campers, the pool attendants allegedly told the kids to get lost claims parents.

Horace Gibson claims the following to NBC in a statement:

“When the minority children got in the pool all of the Caucasian children immediately exited the pool. The pool attendants came and told the black children that they did not allow minorities in the club and needed the children to leave immediately.”

And it didn’t allegedly stop there. Creative Steps reportedly then got a message the next day – their contract was revoked by The Valley Swim Club, reportedly.

And as if this story couldn’t get worse, John Duesler, President of The Valley Swim Club said in a statement the following:

“There was concern that a lot of kids would change the complexion … and the atmosphere of the club.”

Below is a map of the facility.

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  1. paul

    November 2, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    are you sure this is a question of race ? or is it a question of class ? for a nation that prides itself on being classless ,there is a huge amount of snobbery in the Us is this an example of such snobbery ????

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