In researching the below “beat the heat” post, I came across info about the city swim league and it brought back a wave of nostalgia for my days as a Glenn Hall River Rat. There seems to have been some contraction in the City’s recreational swim league since those days. Apparently now there are only 6 teams–Glenn Hall, Clunie, Oki/Sim, and then 3 conglomerates of Cabrillo/Mangan/Meadowview/Kennedy, Tahoe/McClatchy/Johnson/Southside and Doyle/Johnston/Natomas.
I do remember a Cabrillo/Mangan/Sim combo team, but I also distinctly remember teams existing at Southside, Doyle, Oki, and Tahoe. (Of course, since almost all of the older pool facilities look identical I might be misremembering.)
What gives? Am I just not remembering things correctly? Are kids not as into the timeless sport of swimming as they used to be? Are the parks becoming that unsafe? Any swimmers from the late 80s out there to shed some light? Any of my Glenn Hall chums out there? Mike C? WIllie? Tory? What up 92 River Rats!! Ah, nostalgia. I love this town.