I'm grateful the City of Rochester opened the public pools this summer. We have attended the free open swim sessions several times at Silver Lake pool. Although an older facility, its beautiful park setting and Olympic-size luxury has been well maintained with great water conditions and a safe lifeguard/swimmer ratio.

I am so grateful that my children have been able to have summer fun and a bit of normalcy returned by this opportunity. My heart is heavy for those children whose parents may have avoided this opportunity due to concerns of health and safety. My family feels exercise, fresh air, summer fun and sunshine truly outweigh the perceived risks.

Sara J. Conway, Rochester

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