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About Swarthmore Swim Club


Swarthmore Swim Club (SSC) is a nonprofit, co-op type organization in which all members have a stake in helping and improving the club for everyone’s enjoyment. Accordingly, there are opportunities to volunteer at work days such as spring and fall clean-ups and plantings; to donate games, toys, and equipment; to assist with club events and activities, or to join the SSC Board of Directors.  The strength of our club is an active membership. Please enjoy the summer and do not hesitate to provide suggestions to the club management and Board of Directors about what we can do to keep SSC a healthy and vibrant part of our community.
Our History and Facilities 

The ground was broken for The Swarthmore Swim Club on March 6, 1955. The Club opened on July 4, 1955 with our largest pool, the "L Pool." It includes a 2.5-feet depth section, gradually increasing to depth for our diving well and features a water slide. Our 400 charter member families started what we work to continue: a family-oriented community swim club for the enjoyment of all members. Shortly after opening, in May 1958, the 25-yard, 6-lane, competitive lap pool opened. This is where the Swarthmore Swim Team competes against local clubs in season. Many local residents use this pool for health and exercise, swimming thousands of laps each year.  This pool now features a saltwater chlorination system. We also have a small, separate pool for our youngest members.  Ample seating surrounds the three pools and allows for easy gathering with family and friends. 

Membership is open to anyone who enjoys our quiet, wooded setting. The Swarthmore Swim Club does not have a residency requirement. We welcome new members from all local communities.
Here are some activities/amenities we offer:
  • Swim Lessons (Free and Paid/Private available)
  • Competitive Swim and Dive Teams
  • Picnic Grove with Snack Bar and Grill Area 
  • Two Playground Areas
  • Men's and Women's Showers and Private Changing Areas
  • Movie Nights
  • Raft Parties
  • Buddy Days
  • Water Aerobics 
  • Early Morning Lap Pool Access 

Contact  Membership@SwarthmoreSwimClub.org  for more information to join us this season.