Where to Cool Off this Summer in York Region
The sun has come out in full force and this upcoming month of August looks to be a hot one here in the GTA. When the temperatures are at their highest there is no better way to cool off than going for a swim – not only is it super refreshing, but swimming is also great exercise for children and adults alike! For those not fortunate enough to have a pool of their own to take a quick dip in during the dog days of summer, have no worry! Grab your swimsuit and check out some of these local public pools this month:
This popular Newmarket swim spot is the perfect place for the entire family to spend an afternoon in the water. Not only is the pool heated and lifeguard supervised, but there are also picnic tables so you can have a bite to eat after working up an appetite in the water. Divers beware, however; the deepest part of the pool is only five feet, so this isn’t the place to go if you are hoping to work on your forward somersault.
Located right outside of the Newmarket Community Centre, this splash pad is a great alternative to actual swimming pools. Young children will enjoy running through the fountains and playing in the inches-deep water. There are large change rooms on site and having the community centre right next door means you and your kids can always go inside if you want to get out of the sun for a little while.
Beat the heat by heading indoors to swim at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex in Newmarket. These facilities offer something for everyone of all ages and swimming abilities; there is a six-lane pool with diving boards for the serious swimmer, a tot pool for the young ones and a waterslide and swirl pool for those who just want to have fun. Before you pack up your goggles and towel, check out the daily public swim times on their schedule.