Pics Of The Day #854

Yesterday, Patty Kondub held her last outdoor Aqua Fitness class ever at the old Camp Mahackeno pool.

It will be open for only a few more days.  Then camp is over, the Y closes for cleaning, a groundbreaking ceremony will be held, bulldozers move in, and a big new complex will be built.

Kathie Motes Bennewitz says she’ll miss it. The pool reminds her of when she first moved here in the late 1970s.

In honor of the last session, she and her Aqua Fitness classmates tried to spell “YMCA” with their noodles (front).

Meanwhile, she wonders if “no chicken fights” will make it onto the new rule board next summer.

(Photos/Kathie Motes Bennewitz)

5 responses to “Pics Of The Day #854

  1. PATTY – I’M SURE YOUR ABSENCE WILL CAUSE A SERIOUS VOID FOR MANY. PK
    YOU’RE THE VERY BEST. CB

  2. Best combo…great exercise, great music, great fun, great people. Will miss Water Aerobics with Patty in retro pool. Love it. Hope the fun will continue in the new pool!

  3. Audrey L. Hertzel

    PK IS ONE IN A MILLION — AWESOME PERSON!

  4. I remember when that pool opened, replacing the more rustic facilities in the river and the above-ground pool on Mahackeno’s lower level. Spent many summers there swimming, instructing and lifeguarding. Also, many early morning practices waiting for the sun to get up high enough to clear the trees and hit the water to warm us up.

  5. Patty Party!

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