Home is Where the Pool's At


Article by Tiffany Slowinski

Photography by Provided

Get ready to dive in because Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday that municipal and private swim club pools can open on June 22which also happens to be my birthday, so this is an extra special birthday present this year. Considering how hot it's been lately, this is some welcome news! Pools are implementing various protocols to help adhere to social distancing requirements: reserve pool times, limited use of lounge chairs, increased cleaning, face masks worn outside of the pool, etc.

Unfortunately, due to the challenges, not every pool club will be able to open this summer. If you're looking for one to join, I've compiled a list of some pools in the Bridgewater area that have stated they plan to open. Follow the links to their websites to request more information!

This also clears the way for summer camps to use their pools when they open in July! My girls will be heading to Meadowbrook Country Day Camp this year for the first time, and look forward to their daily swim lessons and refreshing dips in the pool

Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC Bridgewater Summer Swim Club

Are you dreaming of a sunny summer destination for you and your family to relax, socialize, soak up warm summer rays, exercise and meet new friends? Then the JCC Summer Swim Club is your 2020 Summer place to be!

NEW FOR 2020

  • 15 element splash pad
  • beautiful, heated, saltwater based
  • five-lane 25 yard swimming pool
  • lap swimming
  • expanded family recreational swim area
  • waterslide
  • playground, basketball and tennis courts

PLUS, usage of our indoor JCC facility during summer swim club operating hours. You have access to our indoor pool, fitness center, gymnasium or for a small fee, take a group fitness class!

Questions? Contact Sarah at 908-443-9015 of spollak@ssbjcc.org

Somerset Hills Swim Club

Somerset Hills Swim Club is planning for a July 1, 2020 opening date. Memberships are now open with a prorated membership fee as well as new member COVID-19 specials. We will enforce guidelines released by the NJ Department of Health in safely operating a swim club with COVID-19. We will publish more information as soon as it is released. We expect to have facility capacity requirements, bring your own chair policy, social distancing, and increased disinfecting of surfaces.

Glen Ridge Swim Club

Learn About Our 1st Time Member Discount. Call us directly at (908) 866-1513.

HealthQuest Swim Club 

We're happy to announce the opening of the HealthQuest Swim Club for the 2020 Season on June 22nd! All safety and distancing guidelines as set by the CDC and state of NJ will be followed.

Juniper Lane Swim Club

Juniper Lane Swim Club is a local member-owned, private swimming and social club nestled on a secluded lot off Country Club Road. Contact the club directly for opening details.  

Middlesex Community Pool

The pool would like to remind any Residents and Non- Residents of Middlesex Borough that there is still time to join the community pool for the summer! Applications can be found at the Middlesex Public Library at the front desk, Middlesex Borough Hall by the Tax Office, Middlesex Rec-Center and online. If you have any questions about membership, you can email the pool secretary at middlesexpoolnj@gmail.com.

Pleasant Valley Pool

Opening Day for Pleasant Valley Pool is July 1! Features include:

  • Four separate pools/play areas for swimmers of all ages; including an interactive water play area and 50 meter "z" shaped main pool with diving tank
  • A competitive swim team and a comprehensive group swim instruction schedule (an additional fee applies for these programs)
  • Plenty of "dry" facilities; including a volleyball court, shuffleboard court and bocce court
  • Acres of grass to spread out a picnic lunch or purchase a meal or snack at our full service concession stand
  • A summer full of fun events; including family nights, crafts games, float nights and more!

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