Where was the old Olympic Swimming Club? Downtown or on Sloat Blvd?greenspun.com : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread
Where was the old Olympic Swimming Club? Downtown or on Sloat Blvd near the Zoo? I have been given two differing opinions!
-- Helen Tozer (email@example.com), July 28, 2000
The pool was located at the downtown Olympic Club. Whoever told you it was on Sloat Boulevard was probably thinking of the now-buried Fleishacker Pool adjacent to the zoo and located at the corner of the Great Highway and Sloat. It was a public facility, though, and light years away from the Olympic Club in terms of ambience.
-- John Martini (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 28, 2000.
The famous (for it's day) salt water tank was at the Post Street downtown location. The sf50 website has a nice article about it, iirc.
The other Olympic Club location, on Skyline Blvd...up the hill a bit from Sloat Blvd., has been there since the 1920's, and they also have a swimming pool.
-- Tom Ryan (email@example.com), August 25, 2000.