Therese Spruhan is a Sydney-based swimmer, writer and photographer with a passion for telling stories and capturing images of Australia’s pools. She writes about pools and swimmers on her popular blog Swimming Pool Stories and about places to swim in travel articles for The Weekend Australian. In 2016 she was a contributor to the book, The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity in Australia, and to the broadsheet, From the Edge, which accompanied Australia's exhibition, The Pool at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

 

Therese’s stories and photos were also featured in a digital newspaper when The Pool was re-exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2017–2018. On her active Twitter and Instagram accounts, she connects with an international community of swimmers, writers, artists, historians, readers, commentators and travellers. She lives in Sydney’s inner west and is a regular swimmer at her local pools at Petersham, Leichhardt and Enmore.

Her first book, The Memory Pool: Australian stories of summer, sun and swimming, will be published on November 1 2019 with NewSouth.

Writing:

Cool Beauties, The Weekend Australian, October 6-7 2018

Pooled Resources, The Weekend Australian, July 4-5 2015

Bathing Beauties, The Weekend Australian, April 12-13 2014

Into The Deep: Sydney's Ocean Pools, Travel + Indulgence, The Weekend Australian, September 6, 2014

Treasured Pools of the Past, The Australian, March 25, 2011

Swimming Pool Stories blog

The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity in Australia, accompaniment to Australia's exhibition, The Pool at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. (Contributor)

The Pool exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria (Contributor)

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