Fun in the water for over a half century!

Welcome to the 2014 Flemington-Raritan Community Pool swim season! We are now accepting membership applications, and are looking forward to a fun, relaxing, and enjoyable season.  For membership questions, please call Marie Blaser at 908-237-0851 or email her.

Marie Blaser
7 Barton Hollow Road
Flemington, NJ 08822



To reach the pool manager or the front desk at the pool, call (908) 782-7313 or to contact a member of the Board of Directors of the Flemington-Raritan Community Swimming Pool, click here.



2014 Board Members
Stephen Wavrek – President
Greg Adams
Darren Amato
Karen Aversano
Marie Blaser
Elizabeth Buck
Peggy Butt
Paul Coleman
John Danziger
Michael Gum
Beki Ippolito
Amy Melick
Brian Miller
Peter Nemec
John Postiglione
Bob Wheatley

To contact a member of the Board of Directors of the Flemington-Raritan Community Swimming Pool, please fill out the form below and hit the submit button. A board member will get back to you as soon as possible.

Have a question or suggestion? Use this form to contact the FRCP board.



Opening Date: Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 24, 2014 (weather permitting)

May 24 – June 20:

Mon. to Thurs. 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:15 – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:15 – 6:00 p.m.


June 21 – August 31:

Every Day: 12:15 – 8:00 p.m.

September 2nd (Labor Day): 10:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.


If the swim team hosts PASDA Championships, the pool will have a delayed opening on these days. Check back in July for further information.

PLEASE NOTE: Swim and Diving Team practices will start around June 2nd at 3:15 pm at which time certain areas of the pool will be closed to the general membership. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Prior to the 12:15 p.m. opening, the pool will be used for swim lessons, swim and diving team practices. When swim lessons and practices end, the pool grounds will be cleared so that our staff may prepare to open the pool at 12:15 p.m.

In addition, the pool will be closed at 5:00 p.m. for all home swim meets. For dive meets, the pool will remain open, but the deep end, diving board, and water slide area will be off limits. All members are invited to stay and cheer the teams. Check the Bulletin Board for early closings.

Unsure if the pool is open? Call (908) 782-7313.



The Flemington-Raritan Community Swimming Pool, 63 Capner St., Flemington, N.J., is a private swim club serving the greater Flemington community.

We no longer restrict membership to local residents! Anyone who lives within a reasonable distance is welcome to apply.

THE FLEMINGTION-RARITAN COMMUNITY POOL
MEMBERSHIP RATES & SCHEDULE FOR 2014 SEASON

Family – $500
Couple – $300
Single – $200

Special Season Pass for Seniors (over 65 by June 1, 2014) – $20 off regular price for each senior.
Guest Fees (Daily and Weekend) – $10
Guest Fees (after 6 PM) – $5

For more information, send an e-mail to: flemingtonpool@yahoo.com or call (908) 782-7313.



So this is a meet…

Each meet is a little different when it comes to the facility.  Our next two meets will be away.  Tuesday will be at Hamilton.  This meet will be at the Hamilton High School which has an indoor pool. What the team usually does is anyone who has a tent or shade device will pitch them in the designated area (parking lot) and go in when our swimmer is racing.  There are bleachers inside but sitting is limited. We are asked to keep the kids off the ball fields especially when the sprinklers go off.

Thursday’s meet is at Community Park in Princeton. Parking is a little tight here but there is additional parking at the school next door. This pool is open for swimming during the meet which makes it difficult to marshal. We usually set up our chairs on the little hill in the shade.  There is a great pizza place across the street, Conte’s.

 

What should I pack for a meet

  • Food and water
  • Chairs
  • sunscreen
  • Extra cap and towels
  • Sweatshirts (brrr it can get cold some nights)
  • Sharpies (rumor is baby oil is the best way to remove Sharpie)
  • Money (because no matter what you pack the ids are going to want more to eat)
  • Label Everything

 

What is a job?

Every parent is needed to help out to make a meet run smoothly. If you can’t do your assigned job please make every effort to find a substitute. The different jobs assigned are

Marshal – lining the swimmers up for the race and getting them to the lanes. The children need to know they need to stay with the Marshals.

Timers – time the actual race and recording the information.  There are usually two per lane.

Runners – Taking the timing sheets from the timers to the scoring table

Place Judge-Stand at side of pool and let the timers know which swimmers placed.

50/50 Sales -selling 50/50 tickets at home meets.

Food Table- working the bake sale

 

What is written on my swimmers hand?

Event:  Race number (When they are racing), stroke and distance

Heat: Usually 3-4 heats per event depending on how many swimmers there are

Lane: Where they are racing

Please remember that these are subject to change up to the last second so look to the blocks for your racers. We usually have more swimmers/heats than other teams and fill lanes to move the meet along.

 

What is a LOPAT?

The Lopatcong Invitational is fun fun fun.  We swim with a lot of teams we don’t face in the regular season.  As with any meet pack your chairs and normal meet stuff and if possible bring shade (tent, easy ups, umbrellas).  The pool is open for everyone during the afternoon races.  Our coaches do an excellent job getting the kids to the lanes and marshaling tent but we need to make sure our kids are present.  There is no marshaling that day. We are assigned a job.  Usually to time for a couple of hours.  There are

t- shirts, suits, goggles and food for sale.  Plan on buying a program-you will need it to see the events your swimmer is in.   They do a great job.


Relay Carnival

Help at our very own FRCP this is a day of crazy racing Fun!  Plan to laugh as we race in inner tubes, have parent relays, doggie paddle races, piggy back races and so much more.

 

Ice Cream Social

This yummy  event is held at the end of our last home meet.  It is a nice way to wrap up our final meet of the regular season.   To cover the cost there is a small charge for an ice cream or root beer float.

 

Championships

PASDA championships will be held here at FRCP!!  To pull this off we will need help.  The Championships will be held over two days.  They usually start early and finish by 2:30pm.

 

End of the Year Banquet

Our time to celebrate the swimmer.  This is our time as a whole team (swim and dive) to recognize the swimmers/divers and the great jobs they did.  They get certificates, a team poster, awards are given out and we have had great slide shows in the past.  This is a covered dish event.  We ask half the team for a side dish and half the team for a dessert. We then order Pizza or subs to purchase.  More info to follow.

 

 

Ribbons

For every meet Ribbons are given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each heat and honorable mentions

The ribbons will be distributed through the great file box system.  Each family will have a folder with any ribbons earned in the folder.  The boxes are kept by the shelves across from the swim team board.  It usually takes a week or so after the meet for the ribbons.

 

How can I help?

Volunteer when a call goes out

Lend a hand- if you find you forgot something or need help don’t hesitate to ask any of us for help.

Be patient

Have Fun

 

Our best advice comes right from Coach Kate, “Remember we are her to have fun, no pressure!”

 



The results are in…. Check the link below to see how FRCP finished in the PASDA standings.

2010 Swimming/Diving Results & Standings

List of PASDA Championship times and events for 2010


Coach Mike has put together a video montage of the 2009 swim season. For a director’s cut sneak preview, click the image below.




2012 Highlight Video

Coach Mike CELL (908) 246-1609
Coach Mike EMAIL coachaversano@gmail.com

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2013 Practice Schedule:
Swim Team practice begins Monday, June 3rd.
Practices are Monday – Friday

3:15-4:15 – Ages 13 and up
4:15-5:15 – Ages 9 – 12
5:15-6:00 – Ages 5 – 8

June 24th – First day of morning practice
Practices are Monday – Friday


8:30-10:00 – Ages 13 and up
9:00-9:45 – Ages 5 – 7
10:00-11:00 – Ages 8 – 9
11:00-12:00 – Ages 10 – 12

Here are some important dates to remember:

    Parent Meeting – During regular practice times – June 5th
    Team Swim Suit / Team Apparel Day – June 18th
    Team Picture – Morning of June 25th

    Dual Meets –

    Tuesday, June 25th – @ Cranbury
    Thursday, June 27th – Home vs. West Windsor
    Tuesday, July 9th – @ Lawrenceville
    Thursday, July 11th – Home vs. Hamilton
    Tuesday, July 16th – Home vs. Community Park
    Thursday, July 18th – Rain Date

    Lopatcong Invitational – All swimmers to attend – Saturday, July 13th
    FR Family Fun Day / Relay Carnival – Saturday, July 20th

    Championships – @ Flemington-Raritan – All swimmers to attend – July 22 & 23

    End of Year Banquet – Thursday, July 25th

Warm-ups for home and away swim meets start at 5:00pm, with official start times at 6:00pm. Times for Lopatcong Invitational and PASDA championships are to be announced.

 

 



Directions

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West Windsor Community Pool (Waterworks)

    From US Route 1

Travel east on Washington Road toward Hightstown (Washington Road becomes Princeton- Hightstown Road/County Route 571 after you pass over the train tracks in Princeton Junction).  Continue on Route 571 past West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, which will be on your right.  After passing the high school, stay on Route 571 and go past one light at South Mill Road.  The entrance to the park is on your left off of Princeton-Hightstown Road.  Please drive slowly.

    From US Route 130

Travel west from US Route 130 on Princeton-Hightstown Road/County Route 571 toward Princeton.  After the light at Rabbit Hill Road, stay in the right lane.  The entrance to the park is off of Princeton-Hightstown Road on your right.  Please drive slowly.

    For your GPS

West Windsor Community Pool
271 Clarksville Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
(609) 799-0150
8 Lanes, Meters
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Nassau Swim Club

    From US Route 1

Exit at  Alexander Road, heading toward Princeton.  Continue for 1.9 miles to the stop sign at the end of Alexander Road (at Mercer STreet in Princeton).  Turn left and continue for 4/10 of a mile to Springdale Road.  Make a left onto Springdale Road, and continue for approximately 3/4 of a mile.  You will see housing for the Institute for Advanced Study on your right where the paved road ends and the dirt road begins (and bears to the left).  Follow the dirt road for a couple of hundred yards; the swim club is on the left.

    For your GPS

Nassau Swim Club
2 Lower Springdale Road
Princeton NJ 08540
(609) 921-9662
6 Lanes, Yards

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Community Park Pool

    From US Route 206 Southbound from Points North of Princeton

Take US Route 206 south toward Princeton.  As you approach the Princeton area, you will pass Princeton Airport on your right.  Proceed on Route 206, passing through an intersection with a Mobil and a Sunoco station, and continuing up a gradual hill into a wooded area.  When you come down the hill, you will be approaching a traffic light (at Cherry Hill Road).  Turn left at the light, make an immediate right, then continue through the first traffic light.  The parking lot for Community Park Pool is on the right, just past the township municipal complex.  More parking can be found at the rear of Community Park Elementary School; pull into the school’s driveway, then continue past the school to the lot.

    From US Route 206 Northbound from Points South of Princeton

Take US Route 206 north into Princeton.  You will come to a light at Nassau Street (NJ Route 27); bear left through the light to stay on Route 206 northbound.  Continue through the next two lights.  Approximately ½ mile past the second light, make a right just past the Princeton Township Municipal Complex (no light at this turn).  Proceed about 50 yards to the traffic light, then make a right onto Witherspoon Street.  The parking lot for Community Park Pool is on the right, just past the township municipal complex.  More parking can be found at the rear of Community Park Elementary School; pull into the school’s driveway, then continue past the school to the lot.

    From US Route 1

Take US Route 1 to the Washington Road/County Route 571 interchange, then proceed toward Princeton.  Take Washington Road to the fourth traffic light and make a left onto Nassau Street.  Go to the end of town and make a right onto US Route 206 north.  Continue through the next two lights.  Approximately ½ mile past the second light, make a right just past the Princeton Township Municipal Complex (no light at this turn).  Proceed about 50 yards to the traffic light, then make a right onto Witherspoon Street.  The parking lot for Community Park Pool is on the right, just past the township municipal complex.  More parking can be found at the rear of Community Park Elementary School; pull into the school’s driveway, then continue past the school to the lot.

    For your GPS

Community Park Bluefish
280 Witherspoon Street
Princeton NJ 08540
(609) 921-9480
6 Lanes, Yards

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Lopatcong Municipal Pool

    From NJ

Take I-78 West to Rt 22 Phillipsburg. On Rt 22, go to Hillcrest Mall and make right turn onto Roseberry St. and follow to end. Turn right onto Belvidere Ave. and proceed until reach a Mobil gas station. Turn left on street across from gas station. Pool is around bend to the left.

    For your GPS

Lopatcong Community Pool
9 Wildew Ave
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
(908) 859-6267
6 Lanes, Yards

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Ben Franklin Swim Club

    From US Route 206 Southbound

Pass through the village of Lawrenceville on US Route 206, heading south. Turn left onto Franklin Corner Road (at the Mobil station). Take the first left onto Lewisville Road and proceed approximately ¼ mile. Turn right into the swim club’s driveway (there is a very small sign identifying the club).

    From US Route 206 Northbound

Pass through the I-95 interchange and immediately use the jughandle to turn right onto Franklin Corner Road (it’s right after the Saint Lawrence Rehabilitation Center). Take the first left onto Lewisville Road and proceed approximately ¼ mile. Turn right into the swim club’s driveway (there is a very small sign identifying the club).

    From US Route 1

Turn onto Franklin Corner Road, heading eastbound. Turn right onto Princeton Pike. Pass through the I-95 interchange, then turn left onto Lewisville Road. Proceed approximately 1 mile, then turn left into the swim club’s driveway (there is a very small sign identifying the club).

    From I-95

Exit onto US Route 206 north, then immediately use the jughandle to turn right onto Franklin Corner Road (it’s right after the Saint Lawrence Rehabilitation Center). Take the first left onto Lewisville Road, and proceed approximately ¼ mile. Turn right into the swim club’s driveway (there is a very small sign identifying the club).

Note: Please do not park along our entrance driveway. This creates a hazard if we need ambulance access. Please park in the gravel or grass lots around the pool, leaving plenty of room for others.

    For your GPS

Ben Franklin Swim Club
99 Lewisville Road
Trenton, NJ 08648



Flemington Raritan Community Pool – 2013 Rules

DECK AREA

All persons using the pool must wear bathing attire. Chairs are provided for the adults to use; one chair per adult.

HEALTH & SAFETY

1. No one will be permitted to enter the pool without at least 2 lifeguards on duty.

2. When three long whistles are heard, everyone must clear the pool.

3. Showers must be taken before entering the pool.

4. Any persons showing evidence of skin disease, sore or inflamed eyes, nasal or ear discharge or any communicable disease, shall not enter the water.

5. Persons with excessive sunburn, open blisters, cuts or bandages, shall not enter the water.

6. Children who cannot pass the deep-water test are allowed in the shallow end of the pool out to the 3-foot rope, not beyond.

7. Throwing and/ or diving for stones, goggles, coins or other objects are prohibited.

8. Running, pushing, towel-snapping, profane language and any other behavior creating conditions of danger or annoyance is prohibited.

9. Animals, except seeing-eye dogs, are not permitted on the premises.

10. All injuries must be reported at once to the Pool Office.

11. Approved sports activities are restricted to designated areas.

12. No aquatic equipment, except competitive swimming goggles, is allowed in the pool (NO face masks).

13. During adult swim, adults 18 years of age (as of June 1) and over, are allowed in the pool.

14. Children 5 and under with swimmies are allowed in the shallow end under adult supervision, when the pool is not too crowded.

15. During thunder and lightning storm, people shall congregate under the Pool House roof.

16. No smoking will be allowed on pool grounds or by the entrance of the facility.

17. Children wearing swim diapers must have rubber/ plastic pants covering them. They must have snug fitting elastic waist and leg bands. Children shall be encouraged to use the restroom facilities before entering the water.

DIVING

1. Diving is prohibited in five feet of water or less.

2. The deep end is to only be used for diving and sliding.

3. When using the diving board, stand on the cement until the person ahead of you hits the water.

4. The diving board is to only be used for front dives and jumps straight off the board.

SLIDING BOARD

1. In order the use the sliding board one must be able to pass the deep-water test.

2. When using the sliding board, stand on the cement until the person ahead of you hits the water.

3. The slider must sit feet first on the slide and not wear goggles.

WADING POOL

1. USE OF THE WADING POOL IS RESTRICTED TO CHILDREN AGES 5 AND UNDER… EVEN DURING ADULT SWIM.

2. An adult must always supervise children using the wading pool.

3. Children wearing swim diapers must have rubber/ plastic pants covering them. They must have snug fitting elastic waist and leg bands. Children shall be encouraged to use the restroom facilities before entering the water.

4. Water toys, not dangerous to others, are permitted. Toys too large or made of metal or glass are prohibited.

5. No one is permitted to climb on the fountain.

FOOD & BEVERAGES

1. Food is not allowed on deck.

2. No alcoholic beverages or drugs may be brought in or consumed on the premises.

3. Persons suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol shall be prohibited from entering the premises.

4. NO GLASS CONTAINERS are allowed on the premises.

ADMITTANCE TO THE POOL

1. Each member is required to have a photo ID to gain entrance into pool grounds.

2. Any person allowing his or her ID number to be used to gain false entry may have their membership suspended for the 1st offense, revoked thereafter.

3. On swim team and swim lesson days, the pool and grounds will be cleared before opening at 12:15pm.

4. Children 12 & over are permitted entrance without supervision.

CHILD CARE PROVIDER GUIDELINES

1. Children less than 12 years old must be accompanied by a care provider at least 14 years old and the child under care must have passed the deep water test.

OR

2. If the child has not passed the deep water test (i.e. infants, toddlers, as well as those not able to pass the deep water test yet), they must be accompanied by a sitter at least 17 years of age.

3. ALL care givers (including non- parental family members) must register with the front desk/ manager and must be familiar with the pool rules.

4. All care givers must remain with the children who are under their care.

GUEST PROCEDURES

Members may sponsor a guest under the following conditions:

1. Guests must be registered at the desk upon entry by the member.

2. The guest must be accompanied at all times by a member 14 years of age (by June 1) or older.

3. Guest fees are $10/ day.

4. Members having a house guest for 1 week or more can pay a fee of $40/ guest, valid 7 consecutive days.

5. Members 14 (as of June 1) to 17 years may bring in a maximum of 1 guest at any one time.

6. The manager on duty may suspend guest privileges due to overcrowding.

7. Guest fees may be refunded when the pool closes due to unforeseen circumstances.

8. Guest fees are $5/ guest after 6pm.

9. Thursdays and Saturdays are free Senior Citizen days (all other days the fee is $5).

10. A non-member 17 years (as of June 1) and older may act as a member’s babysitter if they pay the guest fee and are signed in by the member.

Rules are subjected to change at the discretion of the Pool Board