I grew up in the small town of Sandpoint , Idaho, a town of about 5,000 (friendly) people, and a safe town to grow up in. One of the best things about Sandpoint was the city beach, which was on the edge of town and on the shores of the beautiful Lake Pend Oreille . This lake is at least 300 feet deep in places, and submarines train there from the Farragut Naval Station; but the city beach is a nice sandy, shallow part of the lakeshore. It was where almost everyone went in the summertime, and so from as early as I can remember, I loved going swimming at the lake. There was a little round Kiddy Pool, and my earliest memories are of wading around happily in the Kiddy Pool while my mom watched over me in the probably 8 inch deep water, and shallower at the edges. Later, it was swimming lessons in the actual lake, and then the enjoyment of going to the beach for an hour or so in the hot summer weather to swim. I never even heard of swimming in a pool until one summer when I went to visit a friend in another town, and all they had was a small community pool, and not a beautiful , clear lake , like I was accustomed to seeing. This short video shows the city beach as it is now, but it really was not a lot different back in the 1950’s when I was growing up in Sandpoint. You can see the mountains around the lake, and the ones that are behind the view of Sandpoint itself, are the hills where we used to ride our horses in the summer. Who else has memories of childhood swimming, whether in a lake or a community swimming pool ?