I loved going to the pool and I would try to get there as early as possible. Once I arrived, I didn't need to look for the guys, they found me. Most of the guys who hung out at the pool were sailors, and many of them were only a few years older than I. My parents didn't allow me to date, and the guys at the pool knew that, so it was just a big flirtation that went on each day. Most of the sailors were lonesome, missing home and their girlfriends. I was safe, too young to date, but female and fun.
I would hang around several guys, or they would hang around me. Sharkey, a sailor who was about 18 or 19, was often one of the first by my side once I arrived. Michael, a very good looking guy from the east coast, would also come over. Michael was very shy and didn't talk much, He was very nice and quite serious about everything, not at all crazy like most of the guys. Michael was young, only 17. He was a sailor.
Once in a while a new guy would show up, and usually I paid no attention, but every once in a while a really good looking guy would show up, and then I did whatever was necessary to get his attention.
One day a very cute and very tall guy showed up. I really wanted his attention. I found my sister Linda and told her to swim out into the middle of the pool and pretend she was drowning. My plan was to jump into the water to "save" her (she was a fairly good swimmer), and in the process attract the attention of the good looking new guy.
My sister did as she was told. She jumped into the water and made her way to the middle of the pool. Just about the time she was supposed to begin "drowning", the cute guy made his way over to me and started a conversation. I forgot Linda was out there and stood talking to the cute guy. In the meantime, my sister Linda was in the middle of the pool making a lot of noise and pretending to drown. An authentic life guard jumped into the water and dragged her out. My sister Linda was very embarrassed and never forgave me for putting her up to this stunt.