Children playing in swimming pool

The Wonders of the Public Pool

I have managed to combine three photo challenges into this one photograph. Summer in July finds children counting the minutes until their neighborhood public swimming pool opens for the day. Although I no longer oversee the daily operations of these pools, I do appreciate the lengths leisure professionals must go to to ensure clean, safe …

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Summer Pool or Beach Style by Jodie Filogomo

#Summer Pool and Beach Style for Women over 50

One of my favorite fashion bloggers featured me and my water-sports' lifestyle on her blog this week. If you haven't met Jodie at Jodie's Touch of Style yet, please stop by and read her blog. Jodie tells readers "You may not love the idea of putting on a bathing suit or being seen in one, …

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Kitten in a Basket

The challenge this week is to photograph things made out of plastic. I chose two photos: Kitty in a basket. My daughter's gray kitten, Nova, fell asleep in a full laundry basket. Oh, the cuteness! Hot summer day at the public swimming pool. The water spray seems to splash more brightly, depicted in black and …

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Bottom of the Pool

At the Bottom of the Pool

Scale Standing on the bottom of an empty swimming pool creates a unique view of "scale." Imagine diving off the diving board knowing you can swim to the drain twelve feet down. The pool managers are standing at about the 10 foot depth mark. This photo shows everyone walking from the deep end. Note the …

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Lifeguard to the Rescue

Have you ever rescued someone from a dangerous situation? Why, yes I have. I find it ironic that on my first official day of retirement, I am writing about an experience from my 30+ year career in recreation as an Aquatics Director. Saving lives, preventing accidents and training lifeguards was my life for many years. …

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