The humid southern heat has officially arrived in Chattanooga, but with COVID-19 forcing many local swimming pools to remain closed this summer, you’re likely looking for alternatives to beat the heat. Here’s our list of natural blue holes and swim beaches to cool off in while also taking in some spectacular scenery. The Times Free Press and Visit Chattanooga recently released their own blue hole lists, which we’ve included, along with a few more family-friendly swim beach areas which are great for small children. If you get out and give this local adventure a try, be sure to snap a photo and tag @outdoorchatt on Instagram and Facebook to be featured in our feed. Read all about it in our July 2020 Newsletter.