Secret Life of Swimmers


The ‘Secret Life of Swimmers’ by Judy Starkman aims to promote the diversity and importance of the unique public space that is The Culver City Plunge Pool in L.A.. The series shows how people of all ages, backgrounds, physical abilities and diverse careers find common ground in a single public space.

Here, they come to shed the trappings and trials of their daily lives for an hour or two of relaxation, socialization, exercise and communication. They come from every corner of Los Angeles County to literally shed their varied daily workaday uniforms for nothing but the basics – a swimsuit and pair of goggles. In this sense, the pool becomes a great equalizer. Everyone old or young, rich or poor, athletic or not, is simply A Swimmer.

All images © Judy Starkman

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