ARMONK, N.Y. As residents headed to the North Castle Town Pool on Wednesday to cool off from the high temperatures, Pool Director Jim DOttavio said swimmers need to take precautions while enjoying the water.
People need to make sure that they drink a lot of fluids, even when theyre in the water, DOttavio said. Some people think that just because theyre in the water theyre fine but you still sweat and lose a lot of fluids while swimming.
The Westchester County Health Department issued a heat advisory for Wednesday warning all residents to avoid strenuous activity, drink non-caffeinated and non-alcoholic beverages and to stay indoors in air-conditioning when possible. The department predicted the high temperature of the day to reach the upper 90s. DOttavio said because many people were expected to go to the pool during the hot weather, it would open at 1 p.m. on Thursday and Friday instead of the normal time of 3 p.m.
Armonk resident Barry Geller was enjoying some shade at the pool Wednesday with his wife and two children. Geller said, although he enjoys being at the pool, the extreme heat is not for him.
I dont particularly like when its really hot or really cold, Geller said. Im more of a fan of the spring and fall seasons.
DOttavio said that despite the high number of people expected to visit the pool this week, he believes there are people who will elect to stay inside instead.
There is always the possibility that some people might not want to come out to the pool and would rather stay inside in air conditioning or maybe they cant because of some health reasons, DOttavio said. But we encourage everyone to come out and have a good time.
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