City Beat: On Schools, Pools, and Pols 

Several years ago, when my children were pre-teens, swimming was the be-all and end-all of summer activities. It was not unusual for them to spend several hours a day at a nearby swimming pool where we had a membership. Then, one year, disaster struck. The pool was closed for construction and major repairs. Our daily routine was shot.

We scrambled for alternatives ...

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