Swimming Contest, Astoria Pool, 1936
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The Astoria Park Pool opened in Queens in time for the 4th of July of that year, and this view due northeast (with the Hell Gate Bridge in the background) was taken shortly after, on August 20th, to mark a swimming contest (we can only wonder at the significance of the bentwood chairs perched on the diving boards...). The largest in NYC, the main pool was designed to accommodate 3,000 swimmers, and along with the diving pool, it was built to meet Olympic standards. Indeed, the Olympic trials for the U.S. Swim and Diving teams were held there on opening day (for the notorious 1936 Summer Olympics in Nazi Berlin) and again in 1964 (for first-ever-in-Asia Tokyo Summer Olympics).
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