A night at the pool


By Sarah Hawley - shawley@aimmediamidwest.com



Tanner Lane, a participant in the big splash contest, goes off the high dive at London Pool.


Polaroid pictures were one of the retro theme items at Wednesday’s retro night swim. Pictured are Kolten Thomas, Deckar Thomas and Zander Lippson.


Splash contest winner Daniel Holt of Point Pleasant is pictured with fellow competitor Tanner Lane of Racine. Holt gave his prize, a pool punch card, to Lane.


Multiple rounds of the limbo contest were held for kids in attendance on Wednesday evening.


Kids, teens and adults enjoyed an evening in the pool during Wednesday’s theme night.


SYRACUSE — Polaroids, peace signs and records.

It was a trip back in time on Wednesday evening at the London Pool in Syracuse during a “Retro Night” themed night swim.

Dozens attended the third themed night swim of the season, which are held each Wednesday (excluding July 5). Each theme night is sponsored by local businesses or individuals and includes music by a DJ, games and prizes. Games include the big splash contest, limbo and others.

The theme nights are new this year as a way to help bring additional revenue to the pool, which loses money on an annual basis, and to provide activities for the area youth in the evenings.

One of the theme night organizers Serena Larsen said that attendance has been good during the theme nights, with groups and families attending from around the region, including Point Pleasant, New Haven and Cheshire.

Larsen said that organizers are open to suggestions of ideas for the theme nights, and that there are a few nights for which sponsorships have not yet been paid for those who are interested.

Rather than the Wednesday theme night next week, the pool will be hosting a 4th of July Pool Party on July 4.

The party include free admission from noon to 6 p.m., with free food from 4-5 p.m. Numerous businesses and individuals are sponsoring the event.

Tanner Lane, a participant in the big splash contest, goes off the high dive at London Pool.
http://mydailysentinel.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/06/web1_6.30-pool-1.jpgTanner Lane, a participant in the big splash contest, goes off the high dive at London Pool.

Polaroid pictures were one of the retro theme items at Wednesday’s retro night swim. Pictured are Kolten Thomas, Deckar Thomas and Zander Lippson.
http://mydailysentinel.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/06/web1_6.30-pool-2.jpgPolaroid pictures were one of the retro theme items at Wednesday’s retro night swim. Pictured are Kolten Thomas, Deckar Thomas and Zander Lippson.

Splash contest winner Daniel Holt of Point Pleasant is pictured with fellow competitor Tanner Lane of Racine. Holt gave his prize, a pool punch card, to Lane.
http://mydailysentinel.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/06/web1_6.30-pool-3.jpgSplash contest winner Daniel Holt of Point Pleasant is pictured with fellow competitor Tanner Lane of Racine. Holt gave his prize, a pool punch card, to Lane.

Multiple rounds of the limbo contest were held for kids in attendance on Wednesday evening.
http://mydailysentinel.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/06/web1_6.30-pool-4.jpgMultiple rounds of the limbo contest were held for kids in attendance on Wednesday evening.

Kids, teens and adults enjoyed an evening in the pool during Wednesday’s theme night.
http://mydailysentinel.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/06/web1_6.30-pool-6.jpgKids, teens and adults enjoyed an evening in the pool during Wednesday’s theme night.

By Sarah Hawley

shawley@aimmediamidwest.com