In an effort to provide residents some comfort during this week’s predicted heat wave, the Milford Recreation Department will offer free public swimming at the Foran High School Pool.

The pool will be open at no charge to Milford residents from Tuesday, July 16 to Friday, July 19 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be lifeguards on duty. Non-swimmers must be accompanied by an adult.

Participants should use the Natatorium Entrance located to the left of the old Main Entrance.

The Recreation Department would like to remind all residents to follow these safety tips when it comes to the heat:  Wear appropriate light colored and loose fitting clothing. Drink plenty of fluids – do not wait until you are thirsty to drink.  Wear a wide brimmed hat and apply sunscreen. Take frequent rests and take refuge in shaded areas.

Residents in need of temporary relief from the heat can also take advantage of cooling centers located at:

Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive which is open Monday & Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Avenue which is open Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Westfield Ct Post Mall, 1201 Boston Post Road which is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information regarding the public swim, please contact the Milford Recreation Department at 203 783-3280.