Memories of Swimming Holes

Readers share stories of swimming holes and summer fun.

pontoon boat

A Lyn Wellsand illustration of a father and his three daughters spending a summer afternoon at the lake on a pontoon boat.

Illustration by Lyn Wellsand

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When you think of summer, what comes to mind? Swimming as a means of summer fun and coping with summer heat is the first thing we think of. From a certain spot on the river to the creek or pond behind the house, nothing is as refreshing as a leisurely swim during the dog days of summer.

Sit back with an ice-cold glass of lemonade and relax as you read our favorite stories from Capper’s Farmer readers regarding their favorite swimming holes.

Memories of Swimming Holes

Family Outings on the Pontoon Boat
Recollections of Early-20th-Century Swimming Holes
Kids Played Swimming Games in the Creek
Teen's Driver's License Provided Summertime Opportunities

We Want to Hear Your Story

We’re looking for stories of homemade holidays. What kinds of homemade decorations, ornaments, gifts, candies and such do you make for the holidays. Send us your homemade holidays stories (and feel free to include simple instructions or a recipe for your homemade items), with a photograph or two (jpeg, at least 300 dpi) if available, and we’ll publish our favorites in a future issue. We’ll also feature a few on our Capper’s Farmer website. Email your stories and photos to tsmith@cappersfarmer.com or send them to Capper’s Farmer Editorial, Attn: Heart of the Home Department, 1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609. If you mail your photos to us and would like them back, please send an appropriate-sized self-addressed stamped envelope for their return.