LWMA's First Indoor Swimming Pool
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The Easy Way to Flood the Barracks
LWMA'S first indoor swimming pool t'was back in 66-67 when they still had cokes in glass bottles and they
were delivered in wooden cases. Two ingenious cadets decided that since
we didn't have a swimming pool they would cool off by stopping up the
drains in the showers and with the help of those wooden cases and a lot
of towels managed to fill the shower up with water. (They got the shower) full enough for them to
swim around in.
I wasn't there when they decided to do this but, I came in a
little after one of the instructors made his rounds and when he came to
the showers wandered why the wooden cases were blocking the shower
stall and pulled them down. The whole third floor was covered with about
an inch of water. I don't remember what happened to them but I don't think
they were happy campers for a while.
Old Outdoor Swimming Pool
(Built - 194?)
Photo taken - 1999
by Billy H. Eaton - CHHS Class of 1960
Current Indoor Swimming Pool
(Built - 1973)
Photo Taken - January 1998
by Brian V. Brunner('64)
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