1. Tinted goggles tend to be a game changer in the summer. Due to how intense the sunlight is in the summer. Tinted goggles in real-world terms are a combination of goggles and sunglasses. Obviously, these aren't absolutely necessary, but if you use an outdoor pool these let you be on your back, pain-free.
2. Sunscreen is kind of a given when you're outdoors. If you go to the beach you've seen those People who either didn't apply or didn't re-apply. Don't be that dumb and save yourself a lot of pain and trouble later and load on the sunscreen. I like to use Neutrogena water and beach defense. It's a spray-on sunscreen so that cuts down on finding someone to apply it for you. Also if you have any sensitive skin just be careful of the products you use. Sometimes specific brands have a certain ingredient that will break you out. So through experience, you'll learn what works for you and what doesn't,
3. Philadelphia has over 70 public pools. All of them are open to the public and are free to use. Pools tend to be somewhat hard to come by if you're looking for a private pool in the city. Save yourself some money and use a public pool. John B Kelly pool, a gem amongst public pools is kept clean and you will be kept safe when swimming there. Many people bike out there from Center City because of its close proximity. Grab the location; put it in your GPS, you won't regret it.