CHATHAM, NJ – The Chatham Township Committee has announced the opening of summer registration for The Colony Pool Club and encouraged 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. 

“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 our best summer yet," Mayor Curt Riter said. "We experienced a seven percent increase in membership last year following new improvements that were made to the Club, including the Colony Log Roll, new gas grills, and additional special events.

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"This summer we’re adding additional movie nights, more live music and an Adult Luau & Pig Roast. 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.”


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 – Saturday, July 16, pre-registration required
  • Sunday night family BBQs
  • Live music on select weekends
  • Ladies night 
  • 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 and meet new friends. The swim coaches this year include Head Swim Coach Kara Miller-Radest and Assistant Coaches Nicole Tingley and Kathryn Visco.


Swim lessons are based on the Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Swim program and are taught by Red Cross certified Club lifeguards. Registration begins on June 4. Group Swim Lessons are offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings to children who are members, at least four years of age.


Club members will be able to show their Colony pride this summer with a selection of new apparel and summer items, which may include T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, beach towels, koolers, koozies, plastic cups, car magnets and more. 


Opening day is scheduled for May 28 and the full summer schedule will begin on June 24. Club hours can be found at 

About The Colony Pool Club

The Colony Pool Club was established in 1928 as a local swim club and has grown to become a Chatham Township landmark known for summer family fun.