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Boardwalk Water Carnival, 1941

Fearless Freddie” Quadros was just 11 years old when he made his debut in the Boardwalk’s Water Carnival.
Freddie was best known for his high dives and swinging from a trapeze with co-star Shirley Wightman. Local kids with a knack for swimming and diving were known as “AquaBrats,” performing in the Boardwalk’s Plunge shows from 1928 – 1945.
Here’s a recent photo of Fred next to a 1941 archival photo (now part of the signage around our construction zone.) And another photo from the 1940s showing Fearless Freddie performing in the Plunge.


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