NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Wednesday is the last day of classes for New York City public school kids.
It’s a perfect day to kick off summer pool season.
Fifty three pools open Thursday, and the season started with a splash.
Also launching Wednesday are free swim lessons offered at city pools for kids as young as a year and a half up to 17, and there’s still room in the classes.
“Oh my God, refreshing. Oh my God, I’ve been waiting for this, it was hot. Oh my God, I liked the part where we all jumped in, we were all excited,” said 12-year-old Amy Loicota.
“The best thing about swimming is that it’s actually really fun and you get to try a lot of new stuff, especially you get to play around with the strokes and everything,” said 11-year-old Tanna Gooden.
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Pools open Thursday. They’ll be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4 p.m-7 p.m.
You can enjoy the pools through Sunday, Sept. 8.
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