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Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club Celebrate Grand Re-Opening

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Jennifer Ober cuts the ribbon for the official grand re-opening of the Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club on Saturday. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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Members of the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Trustees and Mayor Jack DeLorenzo and Councilwoman Josephine Ciocia. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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Jeffrey and Ryan Ober along with Mark Morici raise the American flag at the swim club. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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Pool management team Mark Morici, Manager, Meridth Iuppino, Closing Manager, and new hire Dylan Kaiser, Assistant Manager (right to left) along with Jennifer Ober. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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Little ones leap to waiting hands. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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Children got a group jump-in to official open the pool Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- People were lined up outside the gates of the Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club even before its official 12 noon opening on Saturday. Members waited to see results of renovation project which had begun last fall and completed a few weeks ago.

The pool hosted an official Grand Re-opening ribbon-cutting ceremony. Attending the ribbon cutting were the Swim Club officers, trustees and members of Board,  pool management and Mayor Jack DeLorenzo and Councilwoman Josephine Ciocia.

The American flag was raised by Ober's sons, Jeffrey and Ryan, along with manager Mark Morici, and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

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Jennifer Ober, president, addressed those in attendance. She thanked the Mayor and Council "for getting the ball rolling" in helping the club expand its membership base. She also thanked Valley National Bank for financing the loan for the project, and RJR Construction "who did an outstanding job." She also acknowledged the returning and new members of the Board.

She recounted some of the challenges in completing the project over the past eight months, including soil disposal issues, unforeseen issues with the pool floor, weather delays (repeated snow, rain, and cold), sprinklers broken during construction, laying new sod, and the repaving of the basketball court all before the opening.

She also introduced the management team for the summer, returning staff  in Pool Manager Morici and Closing Manager Meridth Iuppino along with new hire Dylan Kaiser, Assistant Manager.

Once the official ceremonies were over, Ober had all the children line up along the edge of the pool for the first jump-in of the season. She also explained that while pool membership is at 90 percent, it is still accepting membership applications. 

Additional information about the Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club, hours of operation and membership information can be found on its website.

Officers and Trustees

Jennifer Ober                                President
Dana Newman                              Vice President
Elizabeth Liu                                 Recording Secretary
Nicole Buonomo                           Corresponding Secretary
Jen Tsigaras                                 Treasurer

Board Members

Peter Baron, Jodi Bernet,  Caroline Stevens, and Jeanine Sickels, Ronnell Kearns,  Michelle Nipitella, Craig Birth, Tim McGuire

Pool Staff

Mark Morici              Manager
Dylan Kaiser      Assistant Manager
Meridth Iuppino  Closing Manager

 

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