It's one of the signs that summer is officially here.
New York City's public outdoor pools will open for the season on June 29 this year — one day after the last day of classes for public school students.
Outdoor pools will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a break between 3 and 4 p.m. for cleaning, according to the city's Parks Department.
Some locations also have early bird and night owl hours for lap swimmers.
WHERE TO SWIM
WHAT TO BRING
Be sure to bring a sturdy lock for your valuables when you head to your local pool. They're required to enter, and luggage locks are not accepted.
WHAT NOT TO BRING
No food, glass bottles, electronics or newspapers are allowed in pool areas. The Parks department also recommends leaving credit cards, jewelry and other valuables at home.
FREE SWIM PROGRAMS
The city runs several free swimming programs for kids and adults during the summer and throughout the rest of the year: