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Lara Swimming Pool

Lara Swimming Pool

Anyone for swimming in the rain? This photo of the Lara Swimming Pool sign on its amenities building was photographed from its image in my car mirror during a rain shower.

The Lara Pool, known as the Abe and Jean McClelland Pool, opened on 2 March 1963 as the first chlorinated pool to in Geelong.

It was built by the Shire of Corio on land donated by Councillor Abe McClelland and his wife Jean, and has been extremely popular from the outset, with thousands of people attracted to the centre.

Last season the centre attracted over 21,000 visits including casual, multi visit holders and members.

In 2009 the pool underwent a major upgrade and now offers a safe and fun day out for the whole family.

Facilities include a 50 metre pool, toddler pool, kids’ pirate-themed water playground, mini waterslides, plenty of shaded areas, kiosk and free car parking.

Source: City of Greater Geelong

Photographed with: Olympus Pen EP-3, with an Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42 mm f3.5-5.6 lens set at 33 mm, with an exposure bracket of +/- 2 EV at f 9 and 200 ISO and the resultant images combined to produce an HDR image.

Lara Swimming Pool – Jürgen Strauss Photography

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