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June 10, 2017

When I was doing a bit of research into architect Julia Morgan's pools, I came across this article from the National Trust for Historic Preservation that added a few pools to my wish list.  The only one that seemed potentially in my near-term grasp was the Richmon...

January 28, 2017

If the definitive history of Canadian competitive swimming is ever written, the 6000 block between University and Student Union Boulevards on the campus of the University of British Columbia will deserve a chapter, if not more.  This relatively compact plot in Vancouve...

September 30, 2016

I fell in love with Julia Morgan back in high school, only I didn't know it at the time.  

Sometime in the early 80's, I was out in Southern California for a swim meet and, after the event, my family took a trip north from LA up the PCH.   I can't recall how far we got...

September 4, 2016

I really wanted to make this milestone - 25% of the way towards the goal - a special, if not iconic pool.  I got some really good suggestions for pools from my last post and have added them to my 'pool bucket list,' but my travels are not likely to take me to Missouri...

August 21, 2016

While my fitness level has suffered this summer due to a lot of travel, even by my standards, my pool list has burgeoned.  With this last week's trip that had me going Phoenix -> Calgary -> Lethbridge -> Toronto -> New Jersey -> Toronto -> Phoenix, I added three new po...

Here's how much I love Cactus Aquatic Center in Scottsdale, Arizona ...

 

 ... after living in the Valley of the Sun for 7 years, when my wife and I had the need/opportunity to move, I strategically planned our weekend open house tours within a very tight radius of this...

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