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Swimming at Pools and Lagoons

Young Women at Columbus Park Pool, Austin, 1916

Within a few years, swimming facilities in Austin included this swimming pool at Columbus Park. These young women sport bathing suits and caps that seem quite modern for 1916.

See also: Swimming; Austin

Bathers at the edge of Stanford Park pool, 1916

This photograph, also from 1916, shows swimming garb at a neighborhood pool where children did not have the latest bathing suits and caps; instead, they appear to be wearing simple dresses.

See also: Playgrounds and Small Parks; Swimming

West Town Swimming Pool, 1914

While swimming at this West Town pool in 1914 was much more routinized than swimming at regional rivers or lakes, these boys enjoy the water. A line of boys in the background await their turn to swim in a pool supervised by adults.

See also: West Town; Swimming

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