Swim Clubs Guide

Can’t get to the Shore as often as you’d like this summer? Consider joining a local swim club.

Ardmore Avenue Pool

The 5.2-acre Vernon V. Young Memorial Park & Swimming Pool in Ardmore includes basketball and tennis courts, softball and baseball fields, volleyball, a children’s playground, a tot lot, shuffleboard, barbecue grills and picnic tables. Limited memberships are available for Narberth residents and non-Lower Merion residents. 124 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore, (610) 645-6220.

Belmont Hills Pool

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The 6.7-acre Lewis J. Smith Park & Swimming Pool in Belmont Hills includes a children’s pool, a concession stand, water sprays, picnic areas, bathhouse facilities and street hockey. The pool rules and regulations are stringent, so be sure to check them out before submitting an application. Limited memberships are available for non-Lower Merion residents. 122 Mary Waters Ford Road, Bala Cynwyd, (610) 645-6220.

Drexel Swim Club

Home to the Drexel Dolphins Swim Team, this pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Drexel is currently hiring lifeguards for the upcoming season, so if your teen is looking for summer employment, now’s the time for them to get their lifeguard and first-aid certifications. 510 Parkway Drive, Broomall, (610) 356-0918.

Hilltop Swim Club

This nonprofit private club is located in Havertown and has a six-lane, L-shaped pool. When people aren’t swimming, they’re playing basketball, volleyball, shuffleboard, ping-pong and horseshoes. Hilltop also has its own competitive swim team. 90 Hilltop Road, Havertown, (610) 446-2212.

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Lawrence Park Swim Club

Join in the summer fun at Lawrence Park, which boasts over 400 active families and a competitive swim team. There’s also a baby pool and a waterslide. 293 Langford Road, Broomall, (610) 356-9715.

Rose Tree Woods Swim Club

Established in 1956, Rose Tree Woods offers two types of memberships: bond and August only. There are three pools, along with fun and competitive swim and dive teams for members. Rose Tree Woods opens the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. 423 Candlewood Road, Broomall, (610) 356-4183.

Springfield Swim Club

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Springfield hosts a number of family-friendly events, featuring movie nights, ice cream socials, and free water ice on certain holidays. Early-season pool hours are in effect May 23-June 17. 345 N. Rolling Road, Springfield, (610) 544-7717.

YMCA of Greater Brandywine

YMCA of Greater Brandywine’s outdoor summer pools are packed with fun for the whole family, including waterslides, snack bars and plenty of lounge chairs. With four convenient locations (Berwyn, Exton, Kennett Square and West Chester), the YMCA offers multiple membership options.

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