Looking back: 100-year-old YMCA pool

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Kannapolis will celebrate its 100-year-old YMCA swimming pool this year. Originally built near the main office of Cannon Mills in uptown Kannapolis, it was Olympic-sized and at one time the largest YMCA pool in the United States and Canada, with more than 14,000 members. The man watching the people in the pool was probably Rankin Baker, who was swimming and athletic instructor. Today’s Y is located on C Street and is still very active.