USA – Hawaii
The war memorial to honour Hawaiians, who had served and died in the war, took the form of a public ocean pool, the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial.
Australia – New South Wales
While Australia’s war memorials usually took the form of statues, new ocean pools were constructed and developed to cater to the growing number of holiday makers. Mixed bathing was now normal practice at all Australian surf beaches, the ocean pools on Sydney’s northern beaches, at Cronulla and at an increasing number of other ocean pools. Increasing demands by tourists and residents for mixed bathing at ocean pools led communities with gender-segregated ocean pools to consider developing new ocean pools or new arrangements to cater for continental or mixed bathing at existing ocean pools.
The surf lifesaving clubs and the wider community were involved in funding, developing, managing and maintaining ocean pools on Sydney’s Eastern Beaches, in sparsely settled Warringah Shire on Sydney’s Northern Beaches , on the Central Coast, in the Illawarra municipalities of Kiama, Shellharbour and Gerringong, at Port Kembla in Central Illawarra Shire and at Little Austinmer, Coledale, Scarborough, Bulli, Thirroul and Woonona in Bulli Shire.
The most glamorous of the 1920s Illawarra pools was the Wollongong Continental Baths, the first ocean pool in Wollongong that allowed men, women and children to bathe and swim together. Wollongong’s two surf lifesaving clubs jointly created a men’s amateur swimming club based at this new pool.
The Randwick and Coogee Ladies Amateur Swimming Club began its long association with Coogee’s Ladies Baths and the women’s swimming club at the Bondi Baths produced elite swimmers. Men’s competitive club swimming at Sydney’s Bronte Baths and Bondi Baths, was no longer confined to the summer swimming season with both the Bronte Splashers and the Bondi Icebergs staging winter competitions.
Australia – Western Australia
To make it easier for his arthritic wife to enjoy the pleasures of seabathing, Patrick Percy had a small ocean pool known as Anastasia’s Pool developed near the lighthouse keepers cottage in the rather isolated northern port of Broome.