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Guide To Philadelphia’s Pools

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Guide to Philly pools

Now that summer has arrived, it’s hot, hot, hot in Philadelphia! If you’re looking for a spot to cool off, check out this list of the city’s public and private pools and spray grounds. – Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio

PRIVATE:

North Shore Beach Club
1031 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, Pa. 19123
(215) 606-7402
www.arrowswimclub.com
Mon – Thur from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Fri – Sat from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sun from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

-$1000 membership fee, guest fee is $20-$30 (guests must be accompanied by members)
-No one under 21, no pets

Philadelphia Sports Club
250 S 5th St
Philadelphia, Pa. 19106
Neighborhood: Society Hill
(215) 592-8900
www.mysportsclubs.com
Mon – Fri from 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Sat – Sun from 8 a.m. -7:30 p.m.

-$59/month plus one time initiation fee of $149 gives you access to the outdoor pool, the gym and the tennis court
-Pool guest passes with a member are $15
-Pool guest passes without a member are $30

Lombard Swim Club
2040 Lombard St
Philadelphia, Pa. 19146
(215) 545-9363
www.lombardswimclub.com

-$980 adults, $630 child
-Membership is CLOSED for this private club and the wait list is about 10 years

University City Swim Club
300 S Hanson St
Philadelphia, Pa. 19143
(215) 471-7665
www.ucswimc.org

-Now accepting WAIT LIST applications (Club membership is capped at 450 families per season)

PUBLIC:

Philadelphia has more pools than any city in the country. There are 70 public outdoor pools and 5 indoor pools open for the 2011 summer season, and there are also spray grounds located across the city. The city expects about 1 million visitors throughout the summer.

Fox Chase, Rockwell & Ridgeway 215-685-0575

Houseman, Summerdale & Godfrey 215-685-1240

Jacobs, Linden & Jackson 215-685-9748

Jardel, Cottman & Pennway 215-685-0596

Lackman, Chesworth & Bartlett 215-685-0370

Mitchell, Morrell & Crown 215-685-9394

Max Myers, Oakland & Magee 215-685-1242

American Legion, Torresdale & Devereaux 215-685-8733

Bridesburg, Richmond & Ash 215-685-1247

Heitzman, Castor & Amber 215-685-1244

Lincoln Pool (Indoor), Rowland & Shelmire 215-685-8751

Samuel, Tioga & Gaul 215-685-1245

Simpson, Arrott & Large 215-685-1233

Vogt, Cottage & Unruh 215-685-8752

Belfield, 21st & Chew 215-685-2220

Cherashore, 10th & Chew 215-685-2897

Feltonville, Ella & Wyoming 215-685-9150

Hunting Park, 1101 West Hunting Park Ave. 215-685-9153

Lonnie Young, Chelten & Ardleigh 215-685-2236

Morris Estate, 16th & Chelten 215-685-2891

Piccoli, Cator & Cayuga 215-685-1249

Ziehler, B & Olney 215-685-9145

12th & Cambria, 12th & Cambria 215-685-9780

Awbury, Ardlieigh & Haines 215-685-2895

Hillside, Fountain & Fowler 215-685-2595

Kendrick, Ridge & Pensdale 215-685-2584, 5

Pleasant, 6750 Boyer Street 215-685-2230

Pickett Pool (Indoor), Wayne & Chelten 215-685-2196

Amos, 16th & Berks 215-685-2708

Athletic, 26th & Master 215-685-2709

Dendy, 10th & Jefferson 215-685-2763

Francisville, Francis & Shirley 215-685-2762

Gathers, 25th & Diamond 215-685-2710

M.L. King, 22nd & Cecil B Moore 215-685-2733

Mander, 33rd & Diamond 215-685-3894

Cecil B Moore, 22nd & Huntingdon 215-685-9755

Penrose, 12th & Susquehanna 215-685-2711

Shuler, 27th & Clearfield 215-685-9750

Cione, Aramingo & Leheigh 215-685-9880

Cohocksink, Cedar & Cambria 215-685-9884

Cruz, 6th & Master 215-685-2759

East Poplar, 9th & Parrish 215-685-1786

Fishtown, E. Montgomery & Girard 215-685-9885

Hancock, Hancock & Master 215-685-9886

McVeigh, D & Ontario 215-685-9896

Northern Liberties, 321 Fairmount Ave. 215-686-1785

Scanlon, J & Tioga 215-685-9893

Schmidt, Howard & Ontario 215-685-9895

Waterloo, 2502 N. Howard 215-685-9891

Marian Anderson, 17th & Fitzwater 215-685-6594

Barry, 18th & Bigler 215-685-1886

Chew, 19th & Washington 215-685-6596

Ford, 7th & Snyder 215-685-1897

Murphy, 4th & Shunk 215-685-1874

Ridgway (Administered by Hawthorne), 13th & Carpenter 215-683-1887

Carousel House (Indoor), Belmont & N. Concourse 215-685-0163

Cobbs Creek, 280 Cobbs Creek Pkwy 215-685-1983

Kelly Pool, 281 N. Concourse Drive 215/685-0174

Lee, 4400 Haverford 215-685-7656

Mill Creek, 47th & Brown 215-685-0260

Sayre-Morris (Indoor), 59th & Spruce 215-685-1993

Shepard, 57th & Haverford 215-685-1991, 92

Tustin, 60th & Columbia 215-685-0258

39th & Olive, 39th & Olive —-

Christy, 56th & Christian 215-685-1997

Finnegan, James 69th & Grovers 215-685-4191

Kingsessing, 49th & Kingsessing 215-685-2695

O’Connor (Administered by Markward 26th & South), 215-685-6593

Myers, F.J., 58th & Kingsessing 215-685-2698

Stinger Square, 32nd & Dickinson 215-685-1882

Vare, 26th & Morris 215-685-1876

For more info on city pools, click here.

BEST SPOTS FOR YOUR MOOD:

Largest pool with a lot of greenery: Kelly Pool in West Fairmount Park

Pool great for lying out: Cobbs Creek

Great picnic and tennis spot: Mander in East Fairmount Park

Listen to the podcast with Recreation Commissioner Susan Slawson…

Download: Y0WM_3.MP3

Public Pool Schedules:
am: Summer Camp Swim
2pm-5pm: High traffic time
5pm: Family swim

-All Philadelphia pools are FREE
-Anyone under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult
-Swim lessons are available at Philadelphia public pools for FREE. The swim program is called Swim for Life.

DOWN THE SHORE:

The trend these days is the “party pool.” In Atlantic City, there are two:

The Pool at Harrah’s Hotel & Casino
777 Harrah’s Boulevard
Atlantic City, New Jersey
http://www.harrahsresort.com

-Indoor pool, open only at night due to daytime construction

The Pool at the Chelsea Hotel
111 South Chelsea Ave
Atlantic City, New Jersey
1.800.548.3030
http://www.thechelsea-ac.com

-DJ party day and night
-Food and beverages available poolside
-Outdoor bar

Listen to the podcast with The Chelsea Hotel’s food and beverage manager, Thomas Von Muenster…

Download: Y0WR_3.MP3

For more info on pool bars at the Jersey Shore, click here.

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