Can you guess what is going on in this picture?
|Mr Gourlay (left) teaching swimming at Step Rock c1940s.|
Photographer: G. M. Cowie.
The girl in the photograph is being prepared for a swimming lesson in the Step Rock Pool, St Andrews, in the late 1940s. A length of rope is being attached to the girl’s bathing costume. She then enters the pool with the instructors standing on “dry land” holding on to the rope and telling her what to do. Maybe a case of sink or swim!
The Step Rock Pool was where the Sea life Centre is now. It was built in 1903, 300ft long by 100ft wide. The depth graduated from 2ft 4ins to 8ft.
Bathing Belle competition
and the annual swimming galas which attracted hundreds of spectators.