Akron swimmers who plan to soak as temperatures sizzle, have city pools as an option.
Both the Perkins pool at the Davis Community Center and the pool at Resivior Park are open to the public as the outdoor sauna bakes with highs in the low to mid 90s for the week of the Fourth of July holiday.
Swimming hours stay put, opening at 1 p.m. on days in operation. Kalail says the city doesn't have plans at this time to adjust hours for extra swim time amid the heat, as a number of organizations utilize the facilities for swimming lessons during the morning hours.
"So far, things have gone well," Greg Kalail said, parks and recreation department bureau manager.
"The pools have been very busy, but we've been able to accomodate everyone."
Despite a national trend of lifeguard shortages, this season Akron was able to recruit enough for pool supervision.
"It's always difficult to get lifeguards, but we have managed to get a good group of guards this year," Kalail said.
- Reservoir Park Pool at 1713 Hillside Terrace.
Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Perkins Pool at 730 Perkins Park Drive.
Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.