Published on 09 July 2021

Still time to submit your memories of Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool

Residents have until Friday 30 July to share their greatest memories of summer, sun and community spirit at Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool.

The Your Memories — Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool community exhibition will be held in September in Council’s Gallery Annexe. This exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate our shared experience, bring our memories to life and open a unique window into past lives as we dive into childhood memories, poolside adventures and plenty of playful moments that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Glen Eira Mayor Cr Margaret Esakoff grew up in Bentleigh East between the then Moorabbin Memorial Pool (now
GESAC) and the then Caulfield Pool (Carnegie).

“As a regular at Moorabbin Memorial Pool, it was exciting when Caulfield Pool opened — the most exciting thing being the dive pool,” she said.

“I remember standing in line to dive (or jump), for the first time, eventually getting my turn, slowly walking to the end of the plank and then turning back again, too frightened to do it. I did, however, eventually do it and what an experience that was for a young girl.

“Many days during school holidays and weekends were spent there, and I have fond memories, like many others, of sitting on the ‘hill’ with friends and enjoying the ambience of the surrounds.

“I look forward to replicating that feel in the redevelopment of Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool.”

If you would like to be featured in the Your Memories — Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool community exhibition, please submit a photo or video taken between 1965 and 2006, along with a short description of your favourite memory.

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