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Chatham Township Colony Pool Club Registration is Open

Float Day at the Colony Pool Club Credits: Chatham Township

CHATHAM, NJ – Registration for the Colony Pool Club is open. Residents to register online at The website also highlights the various new amenities and increased special events and social activities planned for members this summer.

Mayor Curt Ritter, speaking on behalf of the Committee, said, “We invite all families, seniors and young adults alike to join us this summer at The Colony Pool Club for what we expect will be another great summer. We continue to welcome new members and see increased membership numbers following the many improvements and special events we are now hosting at the Club. This summer we will have many of the same great events, including movie nights, live music, our Adult Luau & Pig Roast and more.

The Colony Pool Club remains one of the best kept secrets in Chatham Township, offering arguably the most affordable membership rates of any swim club in the area, with amenities and activities that are hard to beat!”

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The Club’s website highlights some of the amenities offered at The Colony Pool Club this summer, including:

  • The Colony ‘Log Roll’
  • Approximately 30,000 square feet, or 850,000 gallons, of fresh water swimming
  • Over 8,300 square feet of soft beach sand
  • The Colony Café, independently operated by the Fairmount Country Store and Hickory Tree Pizza
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Diving boards, water slides, water basketball and volleyball
  • Swim team
  • Private/group swimming lessons
  • Half-court basketball court
  • Tether Ball, Table Hockey, Ping Pong, Cornhole, KanJam, Ladder Ball


In addition, The Colony Pool Club has a robust calendar of new special events and social activities for families, seniors and young adults alike, including:

  • Adult Luau & Pig Roast
  • Sunday night family BBQs
  • Live music on select weekends
  • Movie nights on the beach
  • Pre/Teen DJ parties
  • Float Days
  • July 4th Treasure Hunt
  • Sand Castle Contest


The Colony Pool Club Swim Team is a member of the North Jersey Summer Swim League. Its competitive Swim Team is a great way to have fun, get exercise andm meet new friends. The swim coaches this year include Head Swim Coach Megan Decker, and Assistant Coaches Kathryn Visco and Quinn Tomaro.


Swim lessons are based on the Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Swim program and are taught by Red Cross certified Club lifeguards. Registration is now OPEN. Group Swim Lessons are offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings to children who are members, at least four years of age.

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