Title:   The Memory Pool Australian stories of summer sun & swimming
Author:   Spruhan Therese
Publisher:   UNSW Press NewSouth
Binding:   Paperback
Edition:   2019
APN:   9781742236582 or ISBN(1742236588)
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Smell the chlorine, taste the hot chips and feel the burning concrete underfoot as you read these stories of Australian childhoods at the pool.

Swimming is a central part of most Australian childhoods. We idealise beaches and surf, but for many kids the local pool whether its an ocean, tidal or a chlorinated pool is where they pass summer days. Pools are places of imagination, daring, belonging, freedom, friendship and romance. For some they are places of hard-core swimming training.

This delightful, nostalgic anthology brings together reflections and recollections about the swimming pools of childhood from a range of Australians of diverse ages and backgrounds, well known and not-so-famous, including Trent Dalton, Leah Purcell, Shane Gould, Bryan Brown and Merrick Watts.