Pools Popular as Temperatures Heat Up

JUNE 14, 2005-- High temperatures and high humidity does not make for a pleasant day. People are looking for ways to beat the heat.

Tracey Geschickter takes her children to the YWCA to cool off.  "It's sweltering, but being in the pool is a big help.  So we're going to be at the pool for the next few days," she says.

There are three public pools in Wilmington.  There is the Legion Sports Complex on Carolina Beach Road, the Northside pool on Bess Street and the Robert Strange pool on South 10th Street. Another option is the YWCA on South College Road. City pools cost 50 cents for children and a dollar for adults.

At the YWCA, you can pay $40 to become a member and pay an extra $40 for ten days at the pool. You can also purchase an unlimited summer pass at the YWCA for $240.

Kids had fun cooling off on one of the hottest days of the year. Kenny Gasperson is a lifeguard at the Robert Strange pool and says people should drink a lot of water, stay in the shade, wear sunblock, and take breaks every once in a while.

Reported by Kacey Gaumer