Archive: January 2011

Manuka Pool celebrates 80 summers

 Last Friday night, Manuka Pool, Canberra’s first public swimming pool, celebrated its 80th birthday.  Friends of the heritage-listed pool were entertained by a ukulele band, acrobats and swing dancing as they picnicked in the garden. Others...

An Australia Day dip at Petersham Pool

  A morning dip at our local pool was a nice way to start Australia Day. In the water I met the very tanned Joe, appropriately attired for a swim on 26 January.   It’s a pretty relaxed place – Petersham Park Pool or I should say the...

Moruya’s War Memorial Swimming Pool

 On our recent travels down the NSW South Coast I revisited the Moruya War Memorial Swimming Pool. Like many pools built across Australia post World War II, this pool was named in honour of those who served in the war. Located next to a park and by...

Peaceful Petersham Park Pool

 Yesterday morning when I went for a walk around the lovely Petersham Park I looked in on the pool. What I discovered was a very peaceful scene of about seven swimmers slowly lapping up and down the 33-metre pool.With my regular swimming spot...

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