Last year I visited Megan Clark-Bagnall's POOL OUT OF THE POOL exhibition (this is a belated post). I definitely missed out not attending the opening night, yet there were some perks to seeing the show the following day, such as a being able to talk to Megan directly about her project and drink the excess slush puppy - an authentic addition to the swimming pool experience.
Fortunately, another group of curious visitors strolled into the space, which allowed for an impromptu on land swimming lesson (which happened en-mass the night before). Against the backdrop of a painted water line, Megan showed us a simple underwater breathing technique, old fashioned breast stroke and how to eat underwater - a 1930s trick of 'fancy swimming'.
This exhibition marked the end of a body of work made about Crewe Swimming Pool, where Megan completed a residency in 2012. You can see more about her residency and current projects on her website.
I'm going to visit the local swimming pool soon!