Metro kids stay cool during scorcher of a Saturday - - Jackson, MS

Metro kids stay cool during scorcher of a Saturday

BRANDON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Every summer when it's steaming outside, one thing's pretty much guaranteed: people will do just about anything to cool off.

For many kids here in the metro, that certainly rang true.

Third grader Brady Chappell summed up his Saturday in four words: "Diving, doing front flips."

He and dozens of others spent the day swimming in the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

Can you blame him?

Temperatures across the metro stayed in the 90s most of the day, with heat indices in the triple digits.

We found a handful of Jackson city pools open Saturday.

About a dozen people at the pool on North Mill Street looked very appreciative to be able to enjoy the cool water.

Those kids were having so much fun, they didn't want to get out, much less to get on camera.

That wasn't the case at Lakeshore Park in Brandon, though.

One kid interrupted one of our interviews because he just had to tell us what he had seen.

"We were swimming, and then my cousin said there was a snake in there. At first I thought he was playing," said the boy with the bright orange and yellow goggles.

The young boy -- who told us just about everything else except his name -- said his cousin had quite the strategy to save the day.

"He just splashed it and made the snake go that way. But I'm just swimming, having fun," the boy said.

Many there say they hope to make a return Sunday as well, since it's supposed to be even hotter.

"Come out here, enjoy yourself, have a good time. Family picnics, you see everybody having fun out here," Jackson State University student Glenn Griffith said. "Basically that's it, having a good time."

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