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People in Marathon County find ways to stay cool in heat

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MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) - Monday was one of the hottest days of the year so far in central Wisconsin, so people found ways to cool off.

People dived into Memorial Pool in Wausau to keep cool.

"It feels good to cool off," said Beth Gast of Weston. "We just came to the pool, and we like to come on hot days."

The pool staff is ready for the pool-goers.

"We've got a full stock of beverages available for the patrons and our lifeguards, and of course we've got the pool ready to go," said Frank Larson, the Marathon County assistant pools director.

But people at the pool aren't the only ones making a splash. Staff at Sturtevant Camp through the YMCA in Weston are keeping their campers safe.

"Everyday we push that if it's really hot out, we encourage all of our kids to get in their swimsuits and jump in the water," said Travis Brown, the camp program director. "We're always pushing water. So we have mandatory water breaks every 20 to 25 minutes or so. If it's above 90 degrees we make our period times shorter."

They're also keeping them out of the sun.

"We have activities in the shade and we have our family lodge that's available," said Brown.

Some people say they'd rather wear bathing suits and flip flops in this heat, than jackets and snow boots during the chilly months.

"The kids still want to get to Noah’s Arc and do some more stuff outside,” said Gast. “So I’m hoping to see some more warm days."

Memorial Pool is open every day from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Schulenburg Pool in Wausau is also open the same hours for people to cool off.

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