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Handstands and kookaburras welcome a new season at Petersham Pool
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Scenes from the morning steam at Leichhardt Pool
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Novel experiences of pools

Handstands and kookaburras welcome a new season at Petersham Pool

  • Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre Petersham, photo Therese Spruhan, 3 October 2018
  • Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre Petersham, photo Therese Spruhan, 3 October 2018
  • Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre Petersham, photo Therese Spruhan, 3 October 2018
  • Handstands at Petersham Pool, Therese Spruhan, 3 October 2018

My first day back for the new season at Petersham Pool started with a mid-stroke wave from Hugh, followed by ‘How ya’ been,’ from hardworking lifeguard Grant, travel stories from Peter, a declaration from Michelle, ‘The water’s like silk’, and an exclamation from Cheryl, “Aren’t we lucky to have this beautiful place’. Kookaburras laughed and butcher birds sang, and after I’d finished my laps, I marked the pool’s reopening with a ‘back to when I was 10-year’s old’ celebratory handstand!

Scenes from the morning steam at Leichhardt Pool

I was about to drive to my local indoor pool this morning but at the last minute I changed my mind. I wanted to swim outdoors and so I headed down the road to Leichhardt Pool where I had the most beautiful swim in the perfect water temperature among the steam!

  • Leichhardt Pool, 29 June 2018, photo Therese Spruhan
  • Leichhardt Pool, 29 June 2018, photo Therese Spruhan
  • Leichhardt Pool, 29 June 2018, photo Therese Spruhan
  • Leichhardt Pool, 29 June 2018, photo Therese Spruhan
  • Leichhardt Pool, 29 June 2018, photo Therese Spruhan
  • Leichhardt Pool, 29 June 2018, photo Therese Spruhan

Novel experiences of pools

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been collecting passages from novels I’ve read that capture the bliss of being in water on a stinking hot day, the joy of swimming or serendipitously stumbling upon a beautiful  pool. My most recent find was in the pages of Kent Haruf’s Benediction recommended to me by my[…]

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