The End for Jimmy Thompson Pool?

After over 8 decades, the end may be near for Hamilton’s Jimmy Thompson pool. Built in 1931, for the British Empire Games, it has been home to the city’s best swimmers and learners alike. But as the city prepares to revitalize the area to coincide with the Pan Am Games, one plan might be to tear down the facility and build a newer, more modern one. I had a chance to visit yesterday and capture some the flavour of the place. Here are the pics, and link to a story and video. – Barry Gray

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Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 22, 2015 - Jimmy Thompson pool, with old viewing stands that seat 1,200, was built for the first British Empire Games, held in Hamilton in 1930. It's now the only surviving structure built for the Games. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 22,2015 - Jimmy Thompson pool, with old viewing stands that seat 1,200, was built for the first British Empire Games, held in Hamilton in 1930. It's now the only surviving structure built for the Games. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 22,2015 - Jimmy Thompson pool, with old viewing stands that seat 1,200, was built for the first British Empire Games, held in Hamilton in 1930. It's now the only surviving structure built for the Games. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 22,2015 - Jimmy Thompson pool, with old viewing stands that seat 1,200, was built for the first British Empire Games, held in Hamilton in 1930. It's now the only surviving structure built for the Games. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 22,2015 - Jimmy Thompson pool, with old viewing stands that seat 1,200, was built for the first British Empire Games, held in Hamilton in 1930. It's now the only surviving structure built for the Games. The Hamilton Aquatic Club train there. Some trophies in a case inside. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 22,2015 - Jimmy Thompson pool, with old viewing stands that seat 1,200, was built for the first British Empire Games, held in Hamilton in 1930. It's now the only surviving structure built for the Games. Several photographs line the interior walls, honouring the recognition of early swimmers and builders.Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 22,2015 - Jimmy Thompson pool, with old viewing stands that seat 1,200, was built for the first British Empire Games, held in Hamilton in 1930. It's now the only surviving structure built for the Games. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 22,2015 - Jimmy Thompson pool, with old viewing stands that seat 1,200, was built for the first British Empire Games, held in Hamilton in 1930. It's now the only surviving structure built for the Games. Several photographs line the interior walls, honouring the recognition of early swimmers and builders.Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 22,2015 - Jimmy Thompson pool, with old viewing stands that seat 1,200, was built for the first British Empire Games, held in Hamilton in 1930. It's now the only surviving structure built for the Games. Several photographs line the interior walls, honouring the recognition of early swimmers and builders.Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 22,2015 - Jimmy Thompson pool, with old viewing stands that seat 1,200, was built for the first British Empire Games, held in Hamilton in 1930. It's now the only surviving structure built for the Games. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 22,2015 - Jimmy Thompson pool, with old viewing stands that seat 1,200, was built for the first British Empire Games, held in Hamilton in 1930. It's now the only surviving structure built for the Games. Several photographs line the interior walls, honouring the recognition of early swimmers and builders.Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 22,2015 - Jimmy Thompson pool, with old viewing stands that seat 1,200, was built for the first British Empire Games, held in Hamilton in 1930. It's now the only surviving structure built for the Games. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 22,2015 - Jimmy Thompson pool, with old viewing stands that seat 1,200, was built for the first British Empire Games, held in Hamilton in 1930. It's now the only surviving structure built for the Games. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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