Miles City is full of children who have never been arrested, never been caught with drugs (I say this because no one, including the parent, truly knows what even the best child is up to in secret), never been pregnant or gotten someone pregnant, who get great grades, participate in sports all throughout the year, take music and vocal lessons (many with multiple instruments), volunteer their time, show respect, support community events, fund-raise, do their chores, babysit, and hold down part-time jobs, just to name a few. This situation is not unique to your community, Jeff, and is obviously possible without the benefit of a swim team.
Now, would I love to see an indoor facility? Absolutely! Is it practical? That remains to be seen. What is known, absolutely and verifiably, is that such a thing is not necessary to produce great kids, as our town repeatedly proves, and it is not the end-all and be-all solution to the problems that we do have.
I have said this before and I will say it again, probably until the day I die....those who say there is nothing to do in this town, I say b.s. We are home but a few nights in the week, and never seem to have enough of that precious commodity, time, for all the things that we would like to do. If you cannot find something to do, regardless of your age, you are not looking very hard, as Rafe outlined earlier.