all started on a summer’s day in 1957, when Mrs. Jeanne Nelson
suggested to Dick Cromartie, editor the Lincolnshire News, that it would
be nice to have a pool where the children could have swim lessons and
perhaps a swim team. Although “the pond,” as Spring Lake was then
called, was fun for youngsters, it could not offer any kind of organized
its inception, the Lincolnshire Swim Club has benefited from the
concerted effort of enthusiastic residents who believe in the value of a
neighborhood pool. Each of the founding committee members contributed
experience and expertise that got the pool off to a solid start: Roger
Nelson was a general contractor, John Holland, an architect, Dick
Cromartie, a salesman, Jim Porcaro, an equipment supplier, Don Choate, a
banker and Ralph Alston, an attorney. Their work culminated on Memorial
Day, May 30 1959 when the Lincolnshire Swim Club first opened. June
27th 1959 marks the beginning of the Lincolnshire Windjammer Swim Team!
The swim club’s original pool (30 feet x 75 feet) and clubhouse were
replaced in 1972 by a new eight-lane pool, new clubhouse and new
sundeck. In 1989, the swim club installed a new interior, filtration
system and deck.
Lincolnshire Swim Club remains a neighborhood gathering spot where
residents meet to relax by the pool, and enjoy the pleasures of summer.
Members’ small children get their “feet wet” in the kiddie pool and,
when they are ready, move to the big pool to improve their strokes and
enjoy a little friendly competition with other north-shore swim clubs.