Philly’s public pools are back! Here’s the opening schedule for the first week

Where to swim for free and beat the summer heat.

The pool at Samuel Recreation Center is set to open on Friday, June 21.

The pool at Samuel Recreation Center is set to open on Friday, June 21.

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Happy summer, Philadelphia. The official start of the season brings with it the first week of access to city public pools.

Run by the Department of Parks and Recreation, the city’s 60-plus public pools will open to the public at staggered dates. Things kick off on June 17 with the long-awaited reopening of Bridesburg’s pool — which was closed last year for renovations — and they’ll continue with rolling launches for the next few weeks. Each pool has its own schedule, with different days and times for open swim, lessons and team activities.

With just a few days to spare until the seasonal grand opening, Parks & Rec has officially released the first week’s schedule — which will open up almost half of Philly’s watering holes.

They’ll be welcoming swimmers soon. And this year, there’s no question: they’ll be open to all genders, all the time. (It took until 2018 for the city to fully eliminate an antiquated policy that set aside certain days for boys and others for girls.)

Check the map to view the first round of openings, and stay tuned for more info about the remaining pools.

Monday, June 17

Tuesday, June 18

Wednesday, June 19

Thursday, June 20

Friday, June 21

Saturday, June 22

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