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My Favorite Swimming Hole Is …

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As a teen it was Menard Creek, but at 83 it is my bathtub.
Paul Page, Jasper-Newton EC | Kirbyville

The creek in my backyard.
Ray Wolbrecht, Pedernales EC | Blanco

The next one. I have always been a sucker for swimming holes, ever since childhood. They always have a “Huck Finn” feel to me—very nostalgic—so if I see one, and I have shorts nearby, I jump in.
Dave Bohn, Pedernales EC | Canyon Lake

Balmorhea State Park pool—nothing better.
Lisa Holloway Fitzsimmons | Via Facebook

Hamilton Pool.
Alan Arrowood | Via Facebook

The shower.
Gene Osborne, Wood County EC | Mineola

A saltwater pool.
RaJean Vawter, Trinity Valley EC | Canton

The one in my own backyard—a 10-by-30-foot aboveground pool.
Sandra Valderaz, Pedernales EC | Leander

The Caddo River, Caddo Gap, Arkansas. Not Texas, but pretty close by.
Carol Giese, Bowie-Cass EC | Hooks

Was the saltwater swimming pool on North Beach, Corpus Christi, in the 1940s. When the jellyfish were so bad you couldn’t get in the bay, it was the place to be.
Harold R. Clark, Nueces EC | Kingsville

Hippie Hollow on Lake Travis in Austin.
Larry Radney | Via Facebook

The Frio River.
James Parker, Sam Houston EC | Livingston

Used to be an incredible place called Edge Falls close to San Antonio.
Jimmy Everett | Via Facebook

Also my favorite fishing hole.
Deanna Thomas, Big Country EC | Hawley

Krause Springs.
Bennett Spelce | Via Facebook

The creek in the summer.
Cathy Stanley, Navarro County EC | Fairfield

The rock crossing in the Red River in Red River County on the Texas side. The water was so cool when we were kids.
Rick Allen | Via Facebook

Filled with hot air.
Steve Bailey, PenTex Energy | Gainesville

Dead Man’s Hole at Matagorda.
James Cosby, GVEC | New Braunfels

Blue Hole.
Lillie Carrell | Via Facebook

By the sandbar in the Colorado River just downriver outside La Grange.
Carol Svrcek, Fayette EC | La Grange

Barton Springs Pool.
Daniel Stinson | Via Facebook

Well, since my name is Honey, I suggest the old-timers honey hole for recognition.
Honey Bybee, United Cooperative Services | Erath County

Roaring Springs Ranch Club.
Judy Griggs | Via Facebook

The one that has water in it.
Amy Cheatham, Medina | Uvalde

Now just a splash in the pan of life.
James J. Huff Jr., Rusk County EC | Carthage

Lake Tejas in Colmesneil.
Carol Brown, Hamilton County EC | Gatesville

The next one—regretfully having missed swimming since September 2001.
Carol M. Pellissier, Tri-County EC | Keller

The one I am presently in.
Lyla Crouch, Central Texas EC | Mason

The Gulf of Mexico
Judy Lee, Deep East Texas EC | Milam

Hancock Springs in Lampasas.
Alan Tompkins, Pedernales EC | Kempner