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See Photos of Summertime Fun in Pools Around the World

As pools get set to welcome the summer season rush, take a look at these images of warm-weather fun worldwide. Monday, 28 May 2018

By Heather Brady

It’s a classic summer experience: walking along the side of a pool, listening to the sounds of laughter and swimmers splashing, and taking in the sun as it drenches the scene with warmth and light.

As the warmer season settles in, swimming pools open their gates for the summer season. Water-lovers will flock to private backyards, members-only resorts, and municipal pools that can trace their roots back to Victorian times, when—before many of the America’s pools became segregated and then later desegregated—a diverse array of people swam together.

To celebrate this marker of summer’s start, we compiled images that capture the joy and delight of swimming pools around the world from our National Geographic archives. Flip through these sun-soaked photographs, then head to your nearest pool to get a jump on your summertime festivities.