Images from SPLASH! Community Pools from the ’20s

Continuing the series of posts from my new book SPLASH!

From Chapter 12: “Swimming Together, Swimming Alone.”

The massive Fleishhacker Pool in San Francisco, opened in 1925, billed itself as the largest heated saltwater pool in the world: 1,000 feet long, 300 feet wide, with a 10,000-swimmer capacity and a dozen lifeguards on duty on all times.






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