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Sick of the heat? Here's where you can swim in Bloomington



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Lake-goers paddle their kayaks away from the shore at Griffy Lake on June 9.  IDS file photo Buy Photos

Classes may have started, but summer weather is likely here to stay for at least a few more weeks. Here are a few places to cool off around Bloomington.

Pools at IU

Pool 194: This lap pool is located in the Wildermuth Intramural Center. Like other IU facilities, Pool 194 requires students to show a valid school ID. Membership is open to anyone, and students pay for a membership through their student fees.

Royer Pool: Located inside the School of Public Health, Royer Pool is kept at a constant temperature of 84 degrees, with six lanes stretching across a 25-yard pool. There are multiple group activities offered, one of the most popular being the deep water group exercise.

Indiana University Outdoor Pool: Located at the corner of 17th Street and Fee Lane, IUOP memberships offer open and lap swimming, water fitness sessions and recreational diving. For individual memberships spanning the season, students pay $25, faculty and staff pay $34, and the public pays $46.

Counsilman/Billingsley Aquatic Center: Located at 1601 East Law Lane, inside of the SRSC, the CBAC is currently closed for renovations. It is anticipated to reopen Oct. 1, according to the IU Recreational Sports website.

Local lakes

Griffy Lake: The lake has a depth of 14 feet on average but rises to 31 feet near its dam. Picnics are frequently held near the lake, and the walking trails are a big attraction for hikers.

Lake Monroe: This local lake is the largest man-made body of water in Indiana, at 10,750 acres of water. Lake Monroe is popular for swimming, jet skiing and tubing.

Lake Lemon: Lake Lemon offers lake houses for people to rent. Its depth is 20 feet, so swimming and boating are typical activities. The lake, also popular for fishing, was named one of the top bass fisheries in the state by Indiana Game and Fish.

Community pools

Bryan Park Pool: Located at 1020 South Woodlawn Avenue, Bryan Park Pool offers day passes for $6. It is one of the few pools open into September, closing the day after Labor Day. The pool is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday every week.

Mills Pool: Mills Pool is located at 1100 West 14th Street. The pool is currently closed, but it will open on Memorial Day weekend next year. There is a diving board, water slide and water basketball.

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