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2014 GENERAL INFORMATION

Ardmore Avenue Pool - 610-642-4338, 122 Ardmore Avenue, Ardmore 19003

Belmont Hills Pool - 610-668-2411, 122 Mary Waters Ford Road, Bala Cynwyd 19004

Swim lessons are offered at both pools. Registration is done at each pool. Please refer to the lesson schedule for each pool.

Birthday parties and gatherings can be coordinated with each pool's Aquatic Director. Gatherings are only permitted during normal pool operating hours. Guest fees apply.

2014 Season:

Weekends only Saturday, May 24th – Sunday, June 15th

Both Pools are Open Memorial Day - Monday May 26th

Pool is open 7 Days per week Monday, June 16th through Monday, September 1st

½ Season = May 24th - July 20th or July 21st – September 1st

Pool Hours:

Weekdays: 12 Noon – 8:00 PM

Weekends/Holidays: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Early Morning Lap Swim @ Belmont Hills Pool:

June 23 – August 15, 2014    8:00 – 9:00 AM, Monday – Friday

This hour is reserved for Lap Swimmers ONLY

Ardmore Pool Members can participate in the Early Morning Lap Swim at Belmont Hills Pool. See above listed dates and time.

The Parks & Recreation Department’s Family Fun Night will be Tuesday, July 29th. The pool will be open to Belmont Hills and Ardmore Pool members as well as participants in our summer recreation programs.

The Aquatics Director may, at his/her discretion, restrict further access to the facility if he/she determines that the facility has reached unsafe conditions due to overcrowding. In addition, he/she may prohibit guests when necessary to relieve overcrowding.

Please take a moment during the pool season to complete and return our Pool Member Survey.

Link to Ardmore Pool Directions

Link to Belmont Hills Pool Directions

Link to Instructional Swim Lessons at Belmont Hills Pool

Link to Instructional Swim Lessons at Ardmore Pool 

Membership applications to Belmont Hills or Ardmore Avenue swimming pools will be accepted, beginning March 17, 2014.

PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION

IT WILL MAKE THE APPLICATON PROCESS QUICK, AND EASY!!

There is NO limit on Memberships to Lower Merion Residents.

A limited Number of Memberships for Non-Lower Merion resident will be available for the Belmont Hills Pool as well as the Ardmore Avenue Pool (Non Residents include Narberth).

Here are three frequently asked questions to help you get started.

1.  I was a member in 2013 but cannot find my Photo membership card. What do I do?

On your application indicate that you were a member in 2013 and that your Photo membership card has been lost.

2.  I am adding my child who will be 2 years of age as of June 1, 2013 or I have married or otherwise expanded my family, adding people to my membership application. What do I do?

When you add someone to your membership who was not on your prior year’s membership you must include a copy of one of the proofs of ID/Residency that are listed on the reverse of this letter.

Please note Adult & Children requirements are different.

3.  Is financial assistance available?

Financial assistance is available to Lower Merion residents only who meet certain income eligibility guidelines. The process is confidential. The Application with the required supporting documentation needed is available below.

2014 APPLICATION MATERIALS:

  • Swimming Pool Membership Application This form can be used to apply for membership at either pool. If you are joining both pools we will need a separate form for each. Memberships are nontransferable.
  • List of Acceptable Proof of Identification/Residency Lower Merion & Narberth residents who were not 2013 Members or have lost your temporary pool pass must show proof of identification/residency. Clearly legible photocopies are acceptable.
  • Pool Rules & Regulations
  • 2014 Graduated Fees and Membership Options Schedule
  • "Need to Know” - This provides the Pool season dates, times & Special Events.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU JOIN:

  • The Family Membership fee is for a family of three (3)...please note on the fee schedule the cost for additional members.
  • All persons using the swimming pools MUST be fully potty-trained.
  • All infants, toddlers or small children 5 years of age and under who are not potty-trained may only use the Wading pool and are required to wear non-disposable elasticized swim diapers that fit snugly around the legs and waist.
  • Children 10 years of age and under must be accompanied by a person at least 18 years of age who must accept responsibility for the safety and conduct of the child.
  • The Belmont Hills Pool Intermediate Pool will operate with a 30 minute Open Swim / 30 minute Adult Swim format.
  • The Belmont Hills Pool Intermediate Pool will have a minimum of two lanes dedicated for lap swimming at all times with the rest of the pool either Open Swim or Adult Swim.
  • The use of a personal flotation device is limited to Unites States Coast Guard (USCG) certified life vests only.
  • Both pools are scheduled to open on weekends beginning May 24th (Memorial Weekend) and open seven days per week beginning June 16th.
  • Either or both pools may close prior to September 1st depending upon the Township’s ability to properly operate and guard the pools.

2014 TOWNSHIP SWIMMING POOL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Completed Applications must include the following:

  • listing the names, date of birth, ages and relationship of all persons on the membership, home address, telephone numbers, email, membership type
  • Signed waiver and acknowledgment
  • Proof of residency for any new individuals on your membership or have lost your temporary pool pass.
    (Example: If one of your children will be 2 years of age by June 1, 2014).
  • Affidavit for day care provider, if applicable. (Nanny/Au Pair/Babysitter Declaration/Statement with individual’s name and dates of employment.)
  • If you have moved, married, divorced or otherwise changed the status of your application – be sure to note it on your application. Residency verification may be required.
  • Print carefully - if your handwriting is illegible, it will delay processing your application.
  • Payment must be made in full before you will receive your membership Cash or Checks are the only payments accepted– checks are payable to: Treasurer, Lower Merion Township
  • To qualify for the discount period your application must be postmarked by the deadlines provided on the Fee and Membership Options Schedule.

If you have any questions, please call us at 610-645-6220 or
Email us at recreation@lowermerion.org

Mail completed application to:

Township of Lower Merion
Department of Parks & Recreation
75 E Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003-2323

Acceptable Forms of Proof of Residency/Identification:
Legible Photocopies will be accepted.

For Adults…

  1. PA Driver’s License, listing the correct address

  2. Valid Car Registration, listing the correct address

  3. Valid Car Insurance, listing the correct address

  4. PA Voter’s Registration Card, listing the correct address

  5. Deed, listing name(s) and address

  6. Lease, listing name(s) and address

  7. Agreement of Sale, listing name(s) and address

  8. Current Year Township, County, School District tax bill listing the correct address

  9. Current Year mortgage coupon book, listing the correct address

For Children…

  1. Birth Certificate or Social Security card for each child, ages 2 to 21

  2. Current health insurance card listing children.

  3. Current passport for each child, ages 2 to 21

  4. Current school year report card.

  5. Completed and Signed IRS Tax form listing children & Social Security Number

  6. PA Driver’s License for children over 16, listing the correct address

  7. Lower Merion Township Library card

Rules and Information:

Fees, Application and Declarations:

 

Last updated: 6/30/2014 9:08:32 AM

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