If a dip in some cool water sounds refreshing to you, you’re not alone.
Chairman Department of Pediatrics at Abington Memorial Hospital Dr. Steven Shapiro says the statistics are staggering.
Here’s your guide to Philadelphia’s pools, plus a few down the shore.
Whether you want to learn basic swimming skills or simply perfect your stroke, these are the top spots in Philadelphia to keep your head above water.
“Every rec center open, every library open, every park open, every pool open this summer,” he said.
Pools are open throughout the Delaware Valley and, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the second leading cause of death for children ages one to 14 years. Even if a child rescued from a pool originally seems to be just fine after the incident, he or she could develop life threatening problems later.