"Judging by how crowed the raft is I would
assume that the waves are about to begin, the highlight of any visit the
the Pool. No doubt I am somewhere in the water.
Some will remember that they used to have a
rowing boat to carry out rescues etc. I only ever saw it used once and
it was an accident during the waves. Regulars of that time will remember
everyone cramming onto the raft and trying to stay on, and everyone
The raft had heavy ropes round the sides.
One day one swimmer was determined no hang on and he was flung off but
held on to the ropes around the side and looked like he dislocated his
shoulder. The waves were stopped, to everyone's disgust, and
the rowing boat with lifeguards launched."