Alas, they do not, I had to answer. And other than in Montgomery County, on the day before they drain it for the season, I am fairly certain dogs are not permitted in the public pools.
I confessed that I did not know enough about public swimming at the lake to offer any advice there, either. My husband’s cousin has a rescued dachshund, a former puppy mill breeder, that enjoys a good swim in the lakes in her home state of Minnesota and at the family’s summer house in Indiana, but I don’t know if dogs are allowed on the lakefront here.
I can personally attest to the healing powers of water for creaky joints; I have severe arthritis in my knees so all my aerobic exercise happens in the pool. It does wonders for strengthening muscles and you can get a vigorous workout with minimal impact.
So where can a dog take a swim around here, folks? Post a comment and let us know.