WAVES pool the coolest place to be |PICTURES

Children splashed, frolicked and played in the Border’s pools and swimming holes on Saturday to keep cool in soaring temperatures.

Most agreed the best place to be was by the water as the temperature reached 36.4 degrees at 5.30pm.

Jodi Banks, of Wodonga, took her two children and their two cousins from Wangaratta to the WAVES swimming pool in Wodonga.

“They had an absolute ball,” she said.

Ms Banks said it was wonderful for the children to cool down and have fun the old- fashioned way.

“I remember as a child going to the pool, having a picnic and being in the water all day,” she said.

Meanwhile, Scott Collings travelled up from Pakenham to spend the weekend at Lake Hume with his wife and three children.

A highlight for the bunch was getting towed by a speed boat in an inflatable ski biscuit.

“Spent time in the water, spent time with the kids,” he said.

The temperature dropped back to 30 yesterday, where it will stay today before going back up to 32 tomorrow and 35 on Wednesday.

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