Dear god, the humidity! To help you beat that and the heat, we've mapped 30 different swimming spots around the region, all part of our ongoing Outdoors Week 2014. These spots include public beaches right off the T as well as public wading pools for the kids in Brighton, Somerville and Mattapan; there are also posher, private digs that you may need to know somebody to use. But, hey, a dip on the Colonnade's rooftop or in the Four Seasons' enclosed 44-footer might be worth the hassle.
· Our Outdoors Week 2014 archive [Curbed Boston]
— with research by Marcus Mello