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Our School Icons The Swimming Pool

Water warm or cold mucking around in a school pool has never disappointed any students here at Grey Lynn school. In the history of our school we've had two school pools each becoming more able to withstand time. The most recent one was built in 1992 and is still in use today. In 1942 the first pool was built by parents with a child here at that time. But the pool's plaque isn't dedicated to those parents, it is dedicated to the well known Solomona family who built the most recent pool for more children to enjoy. By Alex

(Editors note: teaching children to swim was always considered important at Grey Lynn School. In the 1920s and 1930s senior children were walked down to the beach at Westmere for swimming lessons. Changing sheds were built at the beach for the purpose.)

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Swimming Sports 1994. Note the colours of the buildings and the then new building which was a Samoan Pre-school and is now our library.

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The plaque on the pool remembering the Solomona family at Grey Lynn School and their part in building the pool.

The pool today in 2011.

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