Swimming Pool Built in 1913 Survives In Virginia

Swimming Pool Built in 1913 Survives In Virginia

Oldest Pool On East Coast Turns 100 Yrs. Old in Ivy

From Newsplex

They just don’t make them like they used to.  Ever hear this phrase used by old-timers?  Well, this post from Newsplex might actually help prove their case.  This swimming pool in Ivy, VA was built in 1913 for the Blue Ridge Swim Club.  The swimming pool, which is as long as a football field,  was supposedly designed by one of the Engineers that worked on the Panama Canal.   There aren’t too many swimming pools that have survived in the world that date back to the presidency of Teddy Roosevelt!

Here is an excerpt from the post:

The oldest swimming pool on the East Coast and third-oldest in the country turns 100 years old this summer.

It’s the Blue Ridge Swim Club in Ivy. It was built in 1913 by R. Warner Wood, a graduate of UVa., and was kept up ever since by its owner and members.

The pool is tucked away in wooded area, and the water is pumped in by the water system, which means it is always very cold.

It’s 100 yards long with only a maximum of 30 or so people that show up on the weekends, but the owner says it’s the lazy, quiet atmosphere that members love.

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