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Weather impacts local pools, aquatic centers

Posted at 7:09 PM, Jul 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-23 18:32:59-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - As the weather heats up, more families are hitting local pools to cool off.

Despite the warm weather, Cheri Howe, the Pool Supervisor at Trousdell Aquatics Center, says it's been an odd summer for them. They've had to close the pool and kid's play area a lot this summer, thanks to the lighting that comes with those afternoon storms.

However, when the weather clears up, they've been very busy; not only with families coming to relax but with swimming lessons, as well. It's something Howe says every family should sign up for.

"It's imperative because you can't really do anything in Florida that you aren't around water," said Howe. "People have their own pools, we have all the lakes, we have the oceans. It's just a smart thing to do and not to put it off until there's a disaster that hits close to home or you're an adult and you're scared to go on a cruise because you don't know how to swim."

You can find out more about aquatics in the City of Tallahassee by clicking here.