Retro Swimming at UMass Amherst Curry Hicks Pool

Yesterday, my team had the opportunity to practice in the oldest pool on the UMASS Amherst campus. That doesn’t necessarily sound appealing, I know, but for me, it has an undeniable aesthetic appeal.

It’s like the entire pool and building were made for Hipstamatic.

Here’s what it looked like back in the day.

The building was dedicated to Curry Hicks in 1941. Curry Hicks was appointed Director of Athletics and Student Health in 1911. The building contains offices, locker rooms, a swimming pool, and a cage for basketball and indoor track events. It has even served as a syphonic concert hall. The architect Goodwin accepted no fees for his designs as an expression of gratitude to the institution from which he graduated in 1916. (via)

Since then, well, pretty much nothing has changed. And I love that about it!

Sadly, this was a one time thing, I only wish we could practice there every week!

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