It’s almost here: The unofficial start of summer… OUTDOOR POOLS OPENING!

thumbs up for the slide at flourtown swim club!

There were 69 pools open across the 10 districts in Philadelphia last year. Here’s the list of Philadelphia Public Pools that opened in 2010; the list should be almost identical this year:

As you figure out your own summer swimming plans, please consider contributing to the Splash and Summer Fund to keep ALL of the city’s functioning public pools open in 2011:
There are also private and semi-private alternatives for families looking for swim teams, swim lessons, snack bars and other amenities.  Here’s a start list of some local swim clubs that families in the GAP area have enjoyed.  If you can add to the list, please leave a comment below, and we’ll be sure to update.  
Flourtown Swim Club:
1528 Bethlehem Pike
Flourtown, PA 19031-2025
Offers regular membership, evening & weekend membership, weekday afternoon membership, and weekday baby pool memberships.  
  • Day Camp, swim lessons, swim team, adult tennis league
  • Four HEATED Pools 
  • Water Slides
  • Three Tennis Courts
  • Basketball/Volleyball Court
  • Kiddie Playground
  • Restaurant
  • Screened Snack Bar
  • Locker Rooms
Abington Community Pools
Resident and non-resident summer-long memberships, or daily admission pass (pay $35 for season, then just $3.75-$4.25 per visit)  Affordable fees.  

Crestmont Pool – 215-659-9840 or 215-659-5259
Reservoir Road and Rubicam Avenue
Willow Grove, PA 19090

Penbryn Pool – 215-884-8907
Mount Carmel & Egerton Avenue,
Glenside, PA 19038

Plymouth Meeting Swim Club
1724 Gallagher Road
Plymouth Meeting,  Pa.  19462
  • 3 pools with diving pool, lap pool, and baby pool
  • new playground
  • Locker rooms
  • Volleyball, basketball and tennis
  • Swim Team
  • Snack Bar
  • Swim Lessons
652 DeKalb Pike  
Blue Bell, PA 19422
  • 3 pools
  • Swim Team & lessons
  • Full Time Lap Lane
  • Water  Polo games daily
  • Dive tank                                              
  • Mini Golf Course
  • Playgrounds and Giant Sandbox
  • Activities and Classes
  • Grills and Snack bar
  • Tennis, Volleyball and Basketball
School Lane House offers community swimming memberships, with the season starting the last week in June.  Call 888-251-2206 for more information.  

There are also pool memberships available at the Chestnut Hill Village Apartments, though no online information was available. 

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