I suppose splashing around in the water is an important part of learning to swim. Or maybe it's just a way to cool off.
Prince Koberg supervises along with another lifeguard. White Salmon and Strawberry Mountain are in the background.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Yes, that is Prince Koberg, over by the diving platforms. He was a tremendous swimmer and spearheaded all the swimming done there.
Look at that wonderful sand. I think that we are missing a lot, not having this wonderful place to frolic. Lots of very happy faces there.....
charlott on 1st August 2014 @ 7:05am
My guess is he knows what he is doing. Learning to not be afraid of the water is big in learning to swim.
Buzz on 1st August 2014 @ 8:30am
Learning to not be afraid of your face splashed with water is the first step. Second step is not being afraid of your head under water. If you can get kids past those two fears, they are on their way to swimming.
Looks like that is what is happening here. First pool is face splashed. Second pool is head under water.
Did all of that beautiful sand blow in or float down?
l.e. on 1st August 2014 @ 8:53am
Teach all those basic skills in the bathtub! Even laying in the water face up and face down and blow bubbles. Safe, familiar, and warm. I second that vote that we are missing a lot to no longer have Koberg Beach and all that
it provided for our community.
nels on 1st August 2014 @ 10:08am
I feel sorry for the kid in overalls on the beach watching all the other kids splashing about.
Arthur on 1st August 2014 @ 10:59am
Humm... No pool signage reading - " No running - Walk! " It looks like a race to me ..... must have been fun .... even if it was'nt coed.
Steve r on 1st August 2014 @ 5:24pm
Koberg beach is still wonderful and has plenty of sand. And it is a hang out for many teenagers in the summer. I stop there myself several times each summer and it is a baleout point for sup riders doing a down winder from Hood River to Rock Creek.
steve s on 1st August 2014 @ 8:22pm
We're those kids driven out there, or could they ride their bike there back then?
Rawhide on 1st August 2014 @ 9:42pm
The sand would have come down the river from the Rockies with the spring freshets and would have been deposited in bars along the river. As the water dropped in the summer the winds would have picked it up and blown it eastward and piled it up against places like Stanley Rock creating Koberg Beach. This late summer sand migration is something that largely disappeared with the damming of the river.
longshot on 2nd August 2014 @ 4:44am
speaking of sand.....I have memories of a lot of blowing sand east of The Dalles..
Arlen Sheldrake on 2nd August 2014 @ 8:55am
The Keyser Dunes to the east of the The Dalles just burned over this summer. It will be interesting to watch what happens there over the next few years.
longshot on 2nd August 2014 @ 10:31am
Weekends once seemed too short, but now while waiting for another Arthur posts they seem way too long. Thanks Arthur for all you do.
Kenn on 2nd August 2014 @ 4:34pm
Koberg beach was a great place to cool off during the summer.
Don Mays on 11th July 2017 @ 6:02pm