'A tragedy': Swimming pool at Wollongong West Public School closes down

Marlene Even
Updated October 24 2023 - 9:47pm, first published October 23 2023 - 4:43pm
Former student Mark Johnston in front of Wollongong West Public School and, inset, a swimming carnival at the school in 1963. Picture by Robert Peet
Former student Mark Johnston in front of Wollongong West Public School and, inset, a swimming carnival at the school in 1963. Picture by Robert Peet

As news spread that Wollongong West Public School's swimming pool had been decommissioned, there was an outpouring of sadness from generations who learned to swim in the 62-year-old pool.

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Marlene Even

Marlene Even

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National video journalist at Australian Community Media. Previously a cadet journalist at the Illawarra Mercury and a radio and podcast host at 2SER Radio. Story tips? marlene.even@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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