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My Favorite High School Hangout: Back 20 Years Later

The Colombo Swimming Club was not only my favorite hangout, but was the hangout of many of my friends.  Every Friday afternoon at my school we would gather around and ask each other “where to tonight”?  It was always the same answer.  The Colombo Swimming Club of course.   The Colombo Swimming Club was our place to relax and get away from the parents.  We could drink a coke by the swimming pool and get burned in the sun.  Occasionally we would use the library but it was usually a hideaway for meeting that boy or girl.  The famous snooker table is still here where the “elders” would constantly get in trouble for smoking over the table.  It was so dark in here that you could sneak in a few kisses with that boy or girl. In the outdoor dinning area our favorite food was chips (french fries) with salt and vinegar.  We constantly had to swat the crows to keep them from eating our food.  Those were the days. DSC_0783 DSC_0779 DSC_0778 DSC_0773

Outdoor Dinning Area

Outdoor Dinning Area

The Main Building The Main Building

The Snooker Table

The Snooker Table

Stairway to the Guestrooms

Stairway to the Guestrooms

The Dinning Area

The Dinning Area

Entrance to the Club

Entrance to the Club

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New Badminton Court

New Badminton Court

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Favorite Hangout as a Child

Colombo Swimming Club

Colombo Swimming Club (Photo credit: Taariq Maruzook)

 

Colombo Swimming Club

Colombo Swimming Club (Photo credit: Taariq Maruzook)

 

My favorite hang out was at the Colombo Swimming Club.  It was here where everyone from my high school would go every weekend.  We would swim, lay in the sun, have a snack, have afternoon tea, or play snooker.  They even had a library.    What was your favorite hangout as a child?

 

My Colombo Swimming Club membership card taken in 1988

My Colombo Swimming Club membership card taken in 1988 (notice no expiration date)

 

 

 

Colombo Swimming Club.  Photo credit: Kess Wittachy , 2012

Colombo Swimming Club. Photo credit: Kess Wittachy , 2012

 

 

 

 

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