Best Pool Clubs in Bergen County NJ

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Nothing says summer more than hot days hanging at the pool. From splashing friends in the shallow end to braving the high dive, from buying ice cream treats at the snack bar to getting up early for swim team, so many summer memories are made at the pool. And we’re lucky because there are so many amazing pool clubs here in Bergen County and just beyond. Read on for tons of options for splashy summer fun:

Ramsey Municipal Pool (75 East Oak Street)

Kids go crazy for the water-park style slides at this local pool complex, and parents of littles appreciate the zero-depth entry and fun spraying features in the shallow area. Need a break from the water? Beach volleyball, basketball and two playgrounds beckon. You can grill in the back pavilion or grab a bite at the snack bar, and don’t miss Fab Fridays, when the pool doesn’t close until 10 p.m. and the live music gets pumping. (Ramsey Municipal Pool, 201-327-1947, Family Rate $475 for residents, $700 for non-residents)

Tallman Beach & Pool Club (Rockland Road, Sparkill, NY)

This beach and pool club in Tallman Mountain State Park was completely remodeled just a few years ago and features a full-size pool plus a fun kiddie pool with cool water features for little ones. In addition to pool fun, members enjoy sun bathing on the beach with gorgeous views of the Hudson River. (Tallman Beach & Pool Club, 201-871-1177, Family rate is $990)

Stonybrook Swim Club (183 Cedar Lane, Hillsdale)

This popular swim spot offers three pools to choose from: a large, six-lane heated pool with a 14’ figure-8 slide, an intermediate pool and a kiddie pool for the little ones. Lessons are available or kids can join the swim and dive teams or attend Swim Camp. For something to eat, hit the full-service snack bar or bring your own grub and sit in the picturesque picnic grove. There’s also yoga, aerobics and Pilates class if you’re feeling ambitious. (Stonybrook Swim Club, Residents start at $630, non-residents $901 for a family of 4, 201-358-5065)

Saddle River Valley Swim and Tennis Club (750 East Saddle River Road, Monsey, NY)

This serene pool club sits on almost 8 acres just north of Upper Saddle River and offers a large heated main pool with two diving boards and a smaller kiddie pool with a shower spray, plus a sand volleyball court and a playground. Lounge chairs with umbrellas are spread throughout the grass surrounding the pool, and the Poolside Café is open for snacks and heartier fare. A basketball court and tennis courts keep sporty members happy, and the club offers a Tennis Camp and a general camp for the kids. (Saddle River Valley Swim and Tennis Club, 845-356-9010, Family rate is $975)

Oradell Swim Club (East Ridgewood Avenue)

Pools, pools and more pools can be found at the Oradell Swim Club. We’re talking four in total, including a kiddie and a lap pool. The popular swim team (the Pirates) welcomes kids from age 5 to 17, and swim lessons are offered for all ages. Lawn chairs dot the grass surrounding the pool, and there’s a picnic area for snack time. Family fun events take place all summer long, including the annual 4th of July BBQ. (Oradell Swim Club, 201-262-8461, Family Rate $872.05 plus tax)



Graydon Pool (259 N. Maple Ave, Ridgewood)

Longing to sink your toes in the sand? You’ll want to join Graydon Pool, a natural pool formed when Ridgewood residents dammed the nearby Ho-Ho-Kus Brook decades ago. It’s surrounded by sand, which the little ones love to play in (don’t forget the sand toys). They also love the zero-entry shallow area with sprinklers. Older kids love jumping off the floating rafts and the diving boards. There’s a swim team and swim lessons for all ages, and members enjoy yoga on the beach and SUP too. (Graydon Pool, 201-670-3376, adult memberships start at $120/resident and $200/non-resident)

New Milford Swim Club (106 Trotta Drive)

This serene pool club located off of River Road close to the Borough Hall features a heated main pool, lap pool and kiddie pool in a wooded setting of more than 14 acres. The lawn surrounding the pool is filled with lounge chairs perfect for relaxing, and there’s an extensive picnic area with tables and grills. Kids love the playground and participating in swim team, and members can bring guests for just $5 on Fridays. (New Milford Swim Club, 201-265-5635, Family Rate $886 plus tax)

Alpine Swim & Racquet Club (1 Hilltop Lane)

Two tennis courts and an Olympic-size heated pool with a beach-style zero entry draw members to this 10-acre scenic facility. There’s also a snack bar for goodies when the troops get hungry. (Alpine Swim & Racquet Club, 201-767-6465, rates available upon request)

Washington Township Recreation & Swim Club (Ridgewood Boulevard East) 

This club boasts an Olympic-size heated pool (with a Wibit inflatable obstacle course!) and a fenced-in kiddie pool, a snack bar, a shaded picnic area and a clubhouse that can be rented for parties. There’s a swim team for kids ages 5 to 17, and members receive 14 free swim lessons! Special events include a back-to-the-pool party, a 4th of July party, craft day, movie nights, story time and more. (Washington Township Swim Club, 201-664-4344, Family rate $825)


Waldwick Municipal Pool (105 W. Prospect St.)

Kids love the big blue slide at the Waldwick pool, and parents love the fact that there’s a shaded picnic area. Swimming lessons are offered for all ages, and there’s also story time, complete with songs and crafts. (Waldwick Municipal Pool, 201-652-5177, Rates starting at $55/resident and $150/non-resident)

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