Greensboro swim club allowed to keep tent

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro swim club will be allowed to keep up its tent-like structure after all.

The Sherwood Swim and Racquet Club got a letter from the City of Greensboro, saying their structure is no longer legally considered a tent.

The club and two other Greensboro businesses got a letter in January, stating they weren’t following a 1961 tent ordinance that had recently become enforced.

“We are extremely relieved. From a swim fanatic’s standpoint, it was vital that we were able to stay open, and we were confident in the city’s choices of being to review this and decide that we are no longer a tent structure,”  said Anitra Fulton, with the club.

The structure will now be allowed to stay up for 180 consecutive days. The ordinance requires tents to be taken down after 60 consecutive days.