As a kid in NJ in the '70s I loved going to the local swim club: zooming down the slide, giggling about boys and eating Jello powder from the box. The girls had to wear bathing caps - ugh! In high school here my friends and I cooled off at Beverly Woods East, McClintock Woods and Sharonview pools. When I had kids we belonged to Rama Road Swim Club. Where did you swim as a kid?
What was your favorite treat at the snack bar? I loved 'sky blue' popsicles.
Did you have to pass a swimming test, too, before you were allowed in the deep end?
'David Woodruff, 15, does a fancy dive into Starclaire pool in the Starmount subdivision.' 1976
'The Baxters and their dog, Nikki, are in the swim of things.' 1979
'Swimming classes at Revolution Park pool.' 1983
'Lynn Ruff helps daughter Dana Marie, 4 months, cool off at Colonial Park.' 1979
'Doug Maslanka, 19, top, shows his form as he takes top honors in the Belly Buster contest at the Charlotte Swim & Racquet Club, 1000 Lomax Ave. Winners received cans of soft drinks.' 1979
'Richard Carter has been swimming at the Double Oaks Community Center Swimming Pool for nine years.' 1980
'Splash: Jason Morris, 13 months, takes a tumble from the pool while his brother, Ryan Morris, 2, makes waves in the front yard of their grandmother, Deani Morris, on Ebenezer Road in Rock Hill.' 1985
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