Fun in the water for over a half century!
Jun 9, 2014

Hello my sun-loving friends,

I just came in from outside where I took my dog to do his business in 9 inches of new snow on top of about 14 inches of old snow and ice. It was raining, thundering, and there was lightning. It was brutal cold. The dog was looking at me like I had lost my mind.

I drifted, momentarily, to the summer where the cool green grass is beneath my feet, the warm sun is in my eyes, and I leave the house with just a tee shirt and shorts on. Those moments of daydreaming have been getting me through this cruel winter.

I have great news: The first sign of summer is here. (Unless you already got your seed catalog. Then this is the second sign.) It’s time to sign up for your Flemington-Raritan Community Pool membership!

You can sign up online at or by printing out an application available at the web site and sending it in.

The costs of the 2014 memberships are the same or less as 2013, and are as follows:

Single member – $200
Two members – $300
More than 2 members $500
Special Senior Season Pass: Take $20 per senior (over 65 years old as of June 1, 2014) off regular membership.

Our swim team is taking signups now, too. If you are a person 5 years old to a senior in High School, you are eligible to join the High Flying Water Cheetahs who are the reigning PASDA Champs.

Our dive team is also back after a short hiatus. Join today whether you are a beginner or a seasoned diver.

So get out of that winter mode and into that summer mode. And don’t keep it to yourself – call, email, IM, text, tweet, and change your status so that your friends will join, too. The more the merrier!

See you at the pool!

Steve Dzwonczyk
Secretary – FRCP Board

P.S. This may be the last note that will be sent to our 2013 membership distribution list. Sign up soon to make sure you don’t miss anything.

Friday, August 9th – Family Movie Night – Doors @ 8:15, Movie @ 8:30.  $1.00 admission.
$1.00 popcorn and snacks.  Movie – Herbie, The Love Bug (1968).

Saturday, August 10th – Reunion Day – Live music poolside by Acoustic Road (and possibly
another band TBA).  Pool open to all current members.  Past members, employees, and team
members encouraged to attend. All alumni (former members/employees) will be signed in by
Coach Aversano.  Guests of other members (non-alumni) $5.00 guest fee to enter.

Sunday, August 11th – Music of the Decades – DJ Mike Aversano will be playing the music
of the 1960′s – Today from 1:00 – 6:00.  Current members will be allowed to bring one
additional family as their guest free of charge.  Standard guest sign-in procedures will

Old photos and documents are currently being collected by Michael Aversano.  Please email
any historical items to

Coach Mike Aversano

As an overture to families new to the area or wanting to try the Flemington-Raritan Community Pool for the first time, the membership committee has made available a special August membership for 2013.  The special membership is good from August 1st, 2013 until September 2nd, 2013 and is available to families living anywhere.  They need not live in Flemington or Raritan Township. The cost of the special family membership is $300.

All membership rules apply as stated on the web site and membership materials.  You may sign up online or by returning a completed paper membership and full payment to the pool or to membership chairperson:

Alice Hrebella
38 Rittenhouse Circle
Flemington, NJ 08822

Single memberships ($200) and couple memberships ($300) are still available as well.

FRCP members:

Because of the rain we have had this month, the FRCP swim team will have a virtual swim meet against West Windsor on Thursday, July 18th at 5:00 PM.  Because of the predicted extreme heat this week, the shallow end of the pool and the wading pool will remain open to all members until regular closing.

Come by, cool off, and cheer on the High Flying Water Cheetahs!

Steve Dzwonczyk

FRCP Board Secretary

Hi FRCP member,

Entertainer and author Jean Shepherd, well known for his seasonal classic “A Christmas Story”, had another seasonal classic which took place on the 4th of July. (If you haven’t ever seen it, look for “The Great American Fourth of July and other Disasters” on YouTube.) Ever since I first saw it as a teen, I have never quite looked at our nation’s holiday quite the same way, nor have I looked at dish towels quite the same way. (Go watch it, you’ll get it.)

Here in Flemington, 4th of July means Membership Appreciation Day at Flemington-Raritan Community Pool! This is the high watermark of the swim season, and not just figuratively – the water gets pretty high during the amateur dive competition and greased watermelon contest. Plan to be on hand for the festivities. We’ll have burgers and dogs, popcorn, all manner of goodies, games, and music provided by Coach Aversano. The fun starts at 12:15 PM. Please bring a folding chair or two if you have them – this is a very crowded event. Please note that there are no guests allowed on Member Appreciation Day; it is open to paying members in good standing only.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. Since FRCP is celebrating 50 years of fun, July will be filled with some great events you may not have ever associated with the pool.

• On July 15th, Main Street Massage of Flemington will be on hand to provide chair massages from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. The massages are $1 per minute and can be as short as 5 minutes or as long as 15 minutes. Sign up for a time at the pool on the day of the event.
July 17th is “Touch a Truck” day at 3:00 PM. Flemington Borough Fire Department will have a truck on site for your little Fire Chief to see up-close-and-personal.
Sue Lang Saponara, registered Dietician from Shoprite of Flemington will be at the pool on July 31st at 2:00 PM to discuss “Summer Time Eating for Healthier Families – Easy and Delicious”. (I drooled on my keyboard just thinking about this one.)
• A professional hair stylist will be here to provide hair braiding, on a day to be announced. Stay tuned.

There will be other great events to be announced soon. Thanks for being a member of the Flemington-Raritan Community Pool!

Steve Dzwonczyk, Secretary
Flemington-Raritan Community Pool
63 Capner St.
Flemington, NJ 08822

First day of practice – June 3rd
First day of morning practice – June 24th

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

“All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

I’m sitting here scratching my head, trying to figure out that quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald. But there’s two important things about it. First, it reminded me that I need to go see “The Great Gatsby” before it leaves the theaters. And second, IT’S ALMOST SWIM SEASON AGAIN!!!

The pool opens for the 2013 season on Saturday, May 25th at 12:15 PM. If you are receiving this email, you have signed up to be a member. But what about your neighbor with the labradoodle, or the friend who always catches you at Shoprite with no make-up on, or your brother and his kids? Have they signed up? Well tell them to get on it! They can do so online at in the 2013 membership section.

And what about the swim team? If you have a budding olympic gold medalist or even a budding PASDA white ribbonist, they can get their start right here at FRCP for only $125 this summer. To be eligible for participation on the swim team, members must be at least five (5) years of age by June 1, 2013 (and not more than 18 years of age) and be able to swim 1 lap (25 meters) unassisted. That’s it! If you are interested, fill out an application (on the web site), or contact Coach Mike Aversano at or on his cell at (908) 246-1609.

A few member house-keeping items:

All members must have photos in the tracking system. We’ve gone to an electronic system, so you can do this one of two ways. Either go to the FRCP membership portal, log in with your emailaddress and password that you used to sign up, and click on the buttons to upload photos that you like of yourself.


At your first visit to the pool the staff will be happy to take a DMV-looking photo of you. Your choice.

All memberships that include one or more members under the age of 18 are required to have a current paper copy of a medical release form on file. You should print this form out and complete it, and bring it with you upon your first visit to the pool. Otherwise, you can fill one out at the desk on your first visit. These forms are required.

Fwew! I got that stuff out of the way. Now the fun stuff – the pool building and pool are sporting new paint and colors this year. The grounds have been re-vitalized and are eagerly awaiting your flip-flops. The snack bar is stocked full of tasty treats. The guards are tan and ready to protect you (actually, they were looking rather pale when I saw them tonight, but that will change soon.) The chairs have been bleached to a dazzling white. Everywhere you look there’s something new!

Thanks for joining, and see you at the pool!

Steve Dzwonczyk
Board Secretary
Flemington-Raritan Community Pool
63 Capner St.
Flemington, N.J. 08822
(908) 782-7313

Apr 9, 2013

Hey FRCP Kids who will be 15 years of age or older by May 25, 2013 and are interested in being a Life Guard –   Why not get certified and apply for a position at the pool for the summer?  Jim Swain, who is a local Flemington resident, offers Certification or RE-Certification classes at his indoor pool.  Mention that you are a FRCP member and get a discount on the price for initial Certification (Normally $265 – $250 for FRCP members).  Just follow the attached link

If you intend on getting certified for the 2013 pool season or are already certified and are interested in working at the pool this summer as on e of our highly qualified Life Guards, please send an email to the Board expressing your interest and we will get back to you with information on how to apply.

We have opened up our membership drive!  You can either apply online by going here or by filling out a paper application and mailing it with your check to:

Alice Hrebella
38 Rittenhouse Circle
Flemington, NJ 08822

Thanks!  Do your sundance.  See you at the pool!