The recent heat wave has folks in the Utica area trying to beat the heat. The North Utica municipal pool has been packed this week with families looking for an easy way to stay cool.
Lifeguards at the pool say because of the hot days over the last week, the pool has been packed with kids and families who want to take a dip to cool down.

Utica resident Ruth Stanley said she had to come swimming today because the heat drove her here. She brought her great-nephew Hank with her to experience the municipal pool for the first time. Stanley wasn't planning on swimming at first but after an hour in the water, she said she's glad she went in.