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Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
([ca. 1990?])

Additional swimming pool information


Additional Swimming Pool Information
The pool is 100 feet wide and 150 feet long, oval in shape
starting from 18 inches deep on one end for the smaller
children to use, to 9.5 feet deep for high diving. A
three foot diving board and a nine foot board was also
installed. Every effort was made to keep the pool in a
most sanitary condition.
Swimming lessons were given to the boys by Clarence St.
Peter and to the girls under the supervision of Miss Ruth
Sagunsky, all under the W.P.A. recreational program.
Season tickets were sold to the children for $1.00 and to
the adults for $1.00 who were residents of the Town of
Mequon and Village of Thiensville. For non residents, the
fee was $1.50 for children up to 14 years and $2.00 for adults.
Although the pool was opened late due to not being ready the
first year, 160 children season tickets and 160 adult tickets
were sold. In warm days, five hundred and more attended the
pool. This number increased tremendously the following
year. Busses full of children from surrounding communi-
ties came five days a week, so that hours had to be
scheduled for each one to avoid over-crowding.
The second year of operation was concluded by arranging of
a swimming meet. Competition was arranged for the several
age groups and medals were awarded to the winners. Per-
formances by State A.A.W. swimming champions, under whose
jurisdiction the meet was held, were given in swimming,


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