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Be Well Philly

Public Pools Where You Can Swim for Free in Philadelphia, Mapped

This year, Philadelphians have the chance to enjoy some relief from the sweltering summer heat at the city’s many free public pools. Even though there […]

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City Life

Philly Is So Desperate for Lifeguards That It’s Recruiting People Who Can’t Swim

Check phillymag.com each morning for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly Mag reporters, please […]

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Be Well Philly

It’s Almost Time to Say Goodbye to Philly Public Pools … and to Summer

The end is nigh; public pools shall soon be dry. Yes, somehow it’s already that time of year: the unofficial end to summer. It feels […]

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City Life

Bobby Henon Wants You to Dime Out Your Neighbor’s Illegal Swimming Pool

In case you haven’t stepped outside recently, it’s been downright hot in Philadelphia. This week, the sweltering forecast calls for seven consecutive days of 90-plus […]

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Be Well Philly

This New Philly Pool Workout Is How You’ll Want to Exercise All Summer Long

Look, I’m not one of those girls who loves hanging out in her bathing suit. You’ll never find me sunbathing in a public park. I won’t […]

Be Well Philly

This New Center City Indoor Pool Will Offer Lap Swimming Memberships

I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve thought about signing up for a triathlon, only to get scared off by the reality of  training […]

City Life

How Did This Guy Get to Be a Head Lifeguard at a Philly Public Pool?

This is a developing story and may be updated at any time. Former Philadelphia public pool lifeguard Michael Daniels was arrested on Monday by the […]

City Life

Philly’s New Block Party Rule: Talk to the Cops First

There’s now one more roadblock in getting the road blocked for, well, your road’s block party. The city’s Streets Department announced Thursday that applicants looking […]

Be Well Philly

7 Free Pool Workout Classes You Can Try Around Philadelphia

Stay cool while working out this summer. Head over to select Philly public pools, as well as other venues, for some great water workouts. Did […]

Be Well Philly

This Underwater Boot Camp Will Make You Love Working Out on Hot Summer Days

If you plan to spend your summer bopping around in pools, you might as well get a workout in while you’re at it, right? Here […]

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Three Aerial Pools Worth Sneaking Into

Next time you’ve got friends coming to town, suggest booking a room at the Sonesta (1800 Market Street, Center City), then meet them for a dip in the […]

City Life

8 Times City Hall Tried to Kill Fun

There’s nothing like a group of municipal lawmakers to ruin a good time, and the good folks over at Philadelphia’s City Hall seem to be […]

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City Life

So Long, Summer: Philly Pools Are Already Closing

It feels like just yesterday we told you Philly public pools were open. And now, two months after swimming season kicked off, we’re lamenting its end. […]

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City Life

The Dumpster Pool Is Dead. Long Live the Jersey Barrier Pool!

Philadelphians like to swim. We like our 70 public pools. We like our mystical Devil’s Pool, even if it’s a little dirty and dangerous (and illegal). And when we […]

City Life

Philly’s Public Pools Need $100M in Repairs

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department says its fleet of 70 aging public pools need a combined $100 million in repairs, the Inquirer reported. While […]