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Hot Enough? Join the Summit Family Aquatic Center and Cool Off

Do not miss out on even a day at the “City’s Hottest Place to Cool Off.”  This is only the first of many heat waves to hit New Jersey. Don’t be left outside looking in. Memberships are available for Summit residents. If you haven’t been to the Summit Family Aquatic Center in years, you will be delighted at the many upgrades to the facility. We are more than just a swimming pool. The award-winning Summit Family Aquatic Center has so much to offer our residents and their guests. From concerts to movies to educational opportunities, there is something for everyone. The Summit Family Aquatic Center is located at 100 Ashwood Ave. in Summit. The facility just celebrated it’s 45th year and never looked better.

Families enjoy Mr. Fun, our cruise director who runs games and activities daily. This year, all of the special events are going “country”. Shark Diddy our mascot will be Sheriff of the SFAC and preside over Shark Diddy’s HoeDown, Shark Diddy’s Dive In Movie and the Greatest Float Night Ever, Ever, Ever.

Adults and Senior Citizens can attend daily AquaCise and weekly yoga at no additional costs and young families can take advantage of early hours at our Leisure Pool for Parent Child Swim.

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Love to swim laps? We’ve got special times for Long Course Early Morning Swimmers, daily lap swimmers and our championship Summit Sharks Swim Team.

Want to learn to swim? Sharkey’s Swim School has both morning and afternoon classes for the kids. Shark Diddy attends every graduation and participants get report cards, certificates and a photo of with Diddy.

Sharkey’s Snack Shack, our food concessionaire, has a new menu and they take credit cards. Plan a birthday party at the Summit Family Aquatic Center and your child will be the coolest kid on the block. Birthday party packages are available weekdays during the full season.

Returning and new members can register online at If you prefer to come in to our office, we have special summer hours available for your convenience. Membership rates have been kept steady for three years now, while our programs and activities have increased.

Office Hours: 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. daily, and open until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.

The Summit Family Aquatic Center is open on weekends only until Tuesday, June 25, when we begin the full season.   Weekends 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

You must present your Photo ID for entry. Need new photo IDs? Don’t hold up the line. Reduce your stress and get your card updated early. We make it easy for you. Call for details at (908) 277-2932, or you can email a photo to:

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