Etzler once again first in the SMS Pool

Staff Writer Kate Wehlann

Jack Etzler grins at Dan Mullins, who leapt into the Salem Middle School pool on Friday after Etzler was the first person to get into the new pool. More than 40 years ago, Etzler was the first person to enter the original Salem Middle School pool, which was less than 60 degrees at the time. Mullins helped Etzler make a quick lap in the shallow end to the applause of the gathered students who came to see the first jump-in at the pool.

Fortunately for Etzler and Mullins (and Pool Manager J.D. Wade-Swift, who joined them in the pool later), the water was much warmer this time.


Read more about this in an upcoming edition of The Salem Leader-Democrat.


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