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Bad memories of the lagoon
I grew up in Oak Harbor before we had a public pool. Swimming lessons were held in the lagoon at City Beach, aka Windjammer Park. Rarely was the weather hot enough to swim comfortably in the lagoon and the water was always very cold. During my second set of lessons as a child, I cut my foot on a barnacle and the cut became infected, bringing my swimming lessons to a halt. I never did learn to swim until I took a swimming class for a college credit.
I returned to Oak Harbor with my family several years ago and was pleased to find we had a public pool to use. Our children learned to swim in comfort and safety. The pool is an asset to our community. Please, support the North Whidbey Park and Recreation levy.