Friday, September 28, 2007
Oh Y, Oh Y
Does anyone know what happened to the pool in the YWCA building? The Y is moving out of the building it has occupied forever and I’m guessing the pool hasn’t been used in years. I remember it because I took swimming lessons there in third grade (circa 1969). Going off that diving board at age 8 was like jumping into a bottomless abyss. I can still remember standing there looking down, staring death in the face, jumping in and clawing my way back to the top. The heavy chlorine smell, the slippery floors in the dressing room; memories seared into my brain. But, come to think of it, I hated those swim lessons in general. While the pool seemed huge at the time, I bet if I saw it today, assuming it’s even still there, it would appear much smaller.