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The fight for the Natatorium: This is why

People ask us all the time why we are so passionate about bringing the Natatorium back to life. Well, they say that a picture is worth a thousand words. This is the picture. This is why: This is what we’ve been missing all these years. This is what the “lost generations” — most folks under age 50, who are too young to have experienced the magic of the Natatorium — have been missing all their lives. Just one look at this image, and you immediately understand what a re-engineered, renewed, reopened Natatorium could be for our families, for kids learning
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Categories: Friends of the Natatorium, Images, and Uncategorized.

Nice list. Where's the Natatorium?

As Natatorium supporter Chris Boyle said when he sent us this link with 12 cool swimming pools, “I think this list is missing one pool, in Hawaii.” That’s for sure, Chris! For decades, from the first stroke taken by Duke Kahanamoku the day it was dedicated in 1927, the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial was on anyone’s list of the world’s most important swimming pools. It can be on those lists again. Let’s fix it, and swim! There’s no reason in the world that this pool in Honolulu should be any less celebrated than this one in Australia
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Categories: History and Uncategorized.