Don’t melt! Here’s how to cool off in San Bernardino during heat wave

Isaiah Torres, 8, center, leaps off the legs of Ivonne Torres, left, and Nathan Reyes, 10, all of San Bernardino, on Thursday, at the Jerry Lewis Family Swim Center in San Bernardino.
Isaiah Torres, 8, center, leaps off the legs of Ivonne Torres, left, and Nathan Reyes, 10, all of San Bernardino, on Thursday, at the Jerry Lewis Family Swim Center in San Bernardino. MICAH ESCAMILLA — STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Community pools across San Bernardino are open and ready to serve as that oasis from the forecasted scorching triple-digit temperatures.

Here are five things to know:

• The Jerry Lewis Family Swim Center and four other community pools are open on Saturdays, and the Lewis facility is also open Sundays. Of course, the pools are also open during the week.

• Don’t know how to swim? No problem. You can register for swim lessons at the Jerry Lewis Swim Center, 831 E. Highland Ave.

• Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times at city pools.

• Entrance fees are based on age. They range from $1 to $3 at the Jerry Lewis facility and 50 cents to $2 at other community pools.

• Be sure to wear the proper clothing. Swimsuits are required. Pool staff will not allow cutoffs, long shorts that go past the knees or any type of gang clothing. Women must wear a swimsuit, not underwear.

Source: City of San Bernardino website

• Read more: How to stay safe while at the pool

SAN BERNARDINO POOLS

• Jerry Lewis Family Swim Center, 831 E. Highland Ave., 909-384-5419 or 909-384-5233

• Hernandez Pool (Rudy Hernandez Community Center), 222 N. Lugo Ave., 909-384-5420

• Nunez Pool (Ruben Campos Community Center), 1717 W. Fifth St., 909-384-5421

• Mill Pool, 503 E. Central Ave., 909-384-5422

• Delmann Heights Pool, 2969 N. Flores Ave., 909-384-5418

FORECAST

The National Weather Service warns of extreme heat in the coming days. A heat advisory is in effect through Wednesday night.

A high pressure system “will bring hot to very hot conditions to areas away from the coast through at least the middle of next week,” according to NWS.

High temperatures are Saturday and Sunday are forecast between 95 and 103 degrees, according to NWS. Highs will increase to 102 up to 112 degrees Monday through Wednesday. Lows are expected to remain in the 60s and low 70s.

• Read more: Heat wave traps smog

SAFETY TIPS

NWS forecasters advise:

• Drink plenty of fluids

• Stay inside in an air-conditioned room

• Stay out of the sun

• Check on relatives, neighbors

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