Some local swimmers at the Summit Club, Hillbrow (David Goldblatt, 1971)

David Goldblatt, At the Summit Club pool on Claim Street, Hillbrow, South Africa, 1971

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 4: Children go for a swim at the Ellis Park Swimming Pool on October 4, 2015 in Johannesburg. The temperature soared to 30 C in Joburg yesterday. (Photo by Gallo Images / The Times / Moeletsi Mabe)

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 4: Children go for a swim at the Ellis Park Swimming Pool on October 4, 2015 in Johannesburg. The temperature soared to 30 C in Joburg yesterday. (Photo by Gallo Images / The Times / Moeletsi Mabe)

And older cousins

The pools along the Sea Point coast have an interesting history in that for decades people have enjoyed bathing.

The heritage of public swimming pools - Pompeii ‘Suburban Baths’ restoration shows off Roman erotic frescoes They depict the "benefits" offered upstairs (in the superior floor) by prostitutes two thousand years ago to the rich merchants who came to Pompeii to conclude important affairs. Read more at https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2016/11/pompeii-suburban-baths-restoration.html#fqofQjCz0LoZfWfO.99

Pompeii ‘Suburban Baths’ restoration shows off Roman erotic frescoes

The long lineage of public swimming pools - Pompeii ‘Suburban Baths’ restoration shows off Roman erotic frescoes

The long lineage of public swimming pools - Pompeii ‘Suburban Baths’ restoration shows off Roman erotic frescoes

Public swimming pools - a long heritage: General view of the thermai at Aquinum [Credit: Massimo Dieciorsi Meridio] Read more at https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2016/10/monumental-inscription-and-rare-mosaic.html#Fx7yOXsVRoLFsgIb.99 Monumental inscription and rare mosaic found at Roman Baths of Aquinum

Monumental inscription and rare mosaic found at Roman Baths of Aquinum

map Florida Public Swimming Pool: Florida Public Swimming Pool is next to Florida Lake and is located in Gauteng, South Africa

map Florida Public Swimming Pool: Florida Public Swimming Pool is next to Florida Lake and is located in Gauteng, South Africa

A view toward Brixton swimming pool along High Street from around 1940. Photo supplied - Heritage study of Brixton and Auckland Park | Northcliff Melville Times

A view toward Brixton swimming pool along High Street from around Photo supplied - Heritage study of Brixton and Auckland Park

Enjoying Joburg’s public pools (Photo: Enoch Lehung, City of Johannesburg) The Pimville indoor public pool is now heated, allowing swimming training to continue through the cold winter months.

Enjoying Joburg’s public pools (Photo: Enoch Lehung, City of Johannesburg) The Pimville indoor public pool is now heated, allowing swimming training to continue through the cold winter months.

THE council owns 58 swimming pools in all seven city regions to keep residents cool during the hot summer season. Most of these pools are open from September 1 to March 31. Ellis Park and Newclare are Olympic-sized pools. The Linden, Ellis Park, Pimville and Coronationville pools are heated.  Of the 58 swimming pools, 4 are permanently closed and they are; Rhodes Park, Murray Park, Mayfair and Lenasia ext 2, currently 53 swimming pools are open to the public.

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