27th March 2013
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Between the brouhaha of the winter holidays and the end of the school year is that coveted halfway point known as spring break. To gear up for that last lap of the academic year, grab the kids and significant others and go recharge at some posh pools.
(via LA Times: Swimming pools that hit the spot on spring break)
Some unique new options to explore here - let’s hope the warm weather comes back to stay soon!
16th September 2012
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This article took me back…When I was a kid we had a man-made ‘pond’ in our backyard and in the summer my dad would clean it out and chlorinate it so we could swim in it. If only we’d had bio-pools back then!
No matter where you are swimming this weekend in the southland, I hope you are staying cool!
30th July 2012
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Dang! Yet another book has come out about swimming, this time from the mega-hip artist, illustrator, editor, author and apparently near-Olympic swimmer, Leanne Shapton. It is part memoir, part philosophical meditation on all things aquatic, and is interspersed with her art and photos of her swim suit collection, among other things. I definitely intend to get my hands on this. While I have certainly never been that good a swimmer, I see something of myself in her: We are about the same age, and I share her desire to inahbit and experience the water in as many ways and places possible.
Anyway, click through to read Carolyn Kellogg’s review, click here to read Dwight Garner’s review in the NY Times, or click here to read an essay by Shapton called ‘No Lifeguard on Duty’ (also from the NY Times) to get a taste of her style…
13th July 2011
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Great photo! To be honest, many of the city’s pools still exude this simple vintage feel, although they are not quite as new and clean. Still, it’s part of what I love about swimming in this town!
Published July 13, 1967: “Children play at Washington Carver pool in Watts, Los Angeles.” Click through for a larger photo.
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