Item# BB452

Book Summary

Written and compiled by Brigid Kaelin
Edited by Colleen Koch Murphy, Ed.D.
Designed by Leslie “Duck” Enander
12 x 10 inches
200 pages
ISBN 978-1-953058-99-7
Published July 2024

Features 10 chapters of Lakeside history and over 300 photographs from the last 100+ years. Printed on 100lb matte paper, designed to be a family heirloom.

Lakeside Swim Club is an oasis for thousands—and a mystery to thousands more.

In 1924, a group of neighbors formed a non-profit to create a community park out of an abandoned rock quarry in Louisville, Kentucky.

Now a three-acre swimming pool with 50-foot cliff walls, tucked away in Louisville’s Belknap neighborhood, Lakeside has evolved into both a community hot spot and a training ground for Olympians.

Author Brigid Kaelin’s narrative traces the history of the land, the people, and the struggle to preserve this hidden gem for generations to come.


“You knew you were in a unique place pretty quickly at Lakeside.”

“The wow factor is unbelievable the first time you walk through the gates. From the outside, you have no idea.”

“If you didn’t grow up in Louisville and have never heard about this very old quarry in the middle of a neighborhood, it just doesn’t seem possible or real.”

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