Riverside Park Comments Larry Clark ‘The Dip’

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Riverside Park Comments Larry Clark ‘The Dip’
Photo by Larry Clark Riverside Park

Larry Clark

 This is Riverside Park in 1963. Much different than when I learned to swim there- about 1942. There were log booms delineating the swimming area (s). I think they separated a shallow and deeper area?. If my memory is correct there was a drop off where the middle boom was situated. I learned to swim one day when a wave from a passing boat lifted my foot from the bottom (I was keeping one foot on bottom as I attempted to swim). Of course, my initial swim took place under water and from then on spent most of my time there. Bought my first scuba gear in 1960 and haven’t kept my head much above water since then.

Dan WilliamsThe log booms are there Larry. We called that drop off “the dip”.

Gloria HamiltonLarry Clark I use to swim from what we called the New Park over to the Old Park this picture brings back memories.

Dan WilliamsGloria Hamilton I did it the other way round and back the year I turned 70. A couple of years ago. The funny part was the lifeguard came out just like the old days to tell me to get back inside the buoys. “Really” I said.

Barbara PurdyGloria Hamilton ditto

Gloria HamiltonBarbara Purdy this sure is showing our age😂

Gloria HamiltonDan Williams that is so funny. I remember swimming to a large rock , getting my breath and then continuing .

Dan WilliamsGloria Hamilton the big rock

Yes, the Big Rock- read-The size of a Minivan Sitting 30 Feet Offshore— The Big Rock of Carleton Place

The Old Nichol’s Swimming Hole in Carleton Place

The Eeels Named “Ling” of Carleton Place

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