UNION COUNTY — With the start of summer, Union County’s two public swimming pools will be opening soon. The Walter E. Ulrich Memorial Pool located in Rahway River Park, St. George’s Avenue in Rahway, will be open for the season from Saturday, June 23, through Labor Day, Sept. 3. The John Russell Wheeler Memorial Pool located in Wheeler Park, West Stimpson Avenue and Route 1 in Linden, will be open from Monday, June 25, through Friday, Aug. 24.
Swimming lessons will be held at Ulrich Pool beginning Monday, July 2. Applications are available at either pool office for all ages, beginners through adults. Pre-registration is required. Register early; classes are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Open Swim Sessions for Seniors (62 and older) and for People with Disabilities are held at Ulrich Pool on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. and at Wheeler Pool on Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. Admission to these special sessions is free.
Regular pool hours are as follows:
Walter E Ulrich Pool:
Monday & Wednesday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
John Russell Wheeler Pool:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & July 4 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Daily Admission (proof of residency required for Union County resident fee):
Youth (17 & under) and Seniors (62 & over): $4 for county residents; $8 for non-county residents
Adults (18 & over): $5 for county residents; $10 for non-county residents
The Ulrich and Wheeler pools are a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. For more information about special programs, discount cards, group swim lessons, directions or other questions, visit the website: www.ucnj.org/pools or www.ucnj.org/swimming or call the Ulrich Pool (1-732-382-9457) or the Wheeler Pool (1-908-862-0977) for recorded information.