Summer weather FINALLY showed up in Newfoundland and it's hot AF. So obviously, everyone is heading to the water to cool off and parks and beaches fill up fast. If you're looking to avoid the crowds, check out one of these amazing swim spots in the St. Johns area.\nREAD ALSO: 9 Things To Do In St. John's If You're Way Too Broke To Travel This Summer\nGet your swimming trunks and your flippy-floppys. Things are heating up and these are some of our favourite places to cool down.\nvia @jcvanier\nThe Tide // Harbour Main\nSwimming with a view? Harbour Main has you covered. Located on the main road, you won't miss it if you're passing through. A small body of fresh water sits next to the ocean, and it's quite the spot to cool down on a hot day.\nvia @torbaynl\nWhiteaway Pond // Torbay\nTake a drive out of the city away from the crowds. If you're visiting Torbay this summer add Whiteaway Pond to your list of things to do and ponds to dive into.\nvia @melissadaniellaa\nFlat Rock Swimming Hole // Flat Rock\nLet's go chasing waterfalls, all the ways to Flat Rock. Take a brisk 10 minute hike past the church in Flat Rock until you come across this little swimming hole accompanied by a breathtaking waterfall. We're all in!\nvia @chelseylynngreene\nThree Island Pond // Paradise\nBring your four-legged pals, and go for a dip in Paradise this summer.\nvia @whisky_chef\nLa Manche Park // Tors Cove\nTotally worth the 30-minute drive from the city. Check out those views. Pack your sunblock and a lunch, you'll wanna spend the entire day!\nvia @evanjmsmith\nPunchbowl // Shea Heights\nWhile swimming in your dress might not be the best idea, taking a trip to the Punchbowl in Shea Heights is!