GROVEPORT AQUATIC CENTER 7370 Groveport Rd., Groveport 614-836-2255 groveportrec.com Kids look forward to the summer all year long, and the Groveport Aquatic Center is certainly an exciting place to spend it. The Aquatic Center is a normal pool on steroids: It has two 30-foot slides, a lazy river, diving boards, a leisure pool and a kid's area. Add to the mix Dairy Queen treats at the concession stand and free wifi, and now we're in business. This year's swim season at Groveport runs June 3 to Aug. 21, along with special hours Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Purchase a pass for the whole summer or pay daily as you go. Groveport residents get a slightly reduced rate compared to non-residents. RUNNERS-UP: Worthington Pools, Hilliard Family Aquatic Center