Community Pool

The Mountainside Community Pool is a beautiful, barrier-free facility nestled off Mountain Avenue adjacent to Echo Lake Park. It offers plenty of sun and swimming for the active set, as well as lots of cool, refreshing shade and a relaxed pace of summer life. The facility includes a 50-meter Olympic pool, diving tank, zero-depth wading pool, two water slides, basketball courts, baby changing area, men’s and women’s locker rooms, snack bar, picnic grove, benches, and grassy areas to sunbathe.

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Pool Activities

  • Swimming
  • Swimming/Diving Lessons
  • Swimming/Diving Teams
  • Lap Swim
  • Adult Swim
  • Family Float Nights
  • Youth Splash Parties
  • Movie Night
  • Swim Meets

Members may also utilize card tables, horseshoes, shuffleboard, basketball, and books.

Pool Membership Plans

The Mountainside Community Pool offers several categories of membership.

  • A Family membership is for a husband, wife, or single parent, and all unmarried children under the age of 21 living at home.
  • A Single Family membership is for a parent or unmarried child ages 21-61 living at home (membership in this category must accompany a Family membership).
  • A Single membership is for those people ages 16 and above.
  • A Single Parent/Child membership is for a parent and one unmarried child under age 21 living at home.
  • A Senior Citizen membership is for those people ages 62 and older.
  • A Nanny membership is available to caregivers 16 & above as an add on to a valid membership. This membership is valid weekdays only.

Non-residents who are not already pool members are welcome to apply for membership with the sponsorship of a paid pool member who is a resident of Mountainside. Please contact the Recreation Department at (908) 232-0015 for membership fees, regulations, and an application.



Instructional Program

The Time to Swim program is designed to instill a sense of fun in children as they learn how to swim.

    • The Journey Series is for children ages 4-8, and classes are limited to 6 children per class. The Challenge classes are for advanced swimmers.
    • The Exploration Series (ages 3 and under, toilet-trained, and with an adult) introduces developmentally appropriate water activities in a fun-filled, exciting way.

Class size is 10 pair per class. All classes are offered at the designated times within the limits of available space and teaching personnel. All water safety courses are supervised by fully trained instructors. Choice of time and date of classes will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Session I: June 25-July 6
  • Session II: July 9-20
  • Session III: July 23-August 3

Registration for Session I begins on June 10 at 11:00 am at the pool. Please call the Recreation Department for fees and registration information.


Swim Team

Registration begins June 9 and continues throughout the summer. Team information will be available at the pool. Swimmers are expected to attend all practices unless they have spoken to coaching staff in advance. Those swimmers who both attend practice and work hard in practice will be given preference for swims at meets. If your child can not make the practice time for his/her age group but can make one of the other times, please speak with coaching staff.



Dive Team

Diving experience is not needed when joining the diving team! Everyone is welcome!

Registration for the diving team will begin on June 9 and will continue throughout the summer. Team information will be available at the pool. Call the Recreation Department for details.


Non-Member Guests

A non-member may only be a daily guest three times during the season. A houseguest is a non-member who eats and sleeps in a member’s home, and may be a guest on a weekly basis. Please call the Recreation Department for associated fees.

Lane Swim

The lane swim is scheduled daily. Times are subject to pool closings.

12:00-2:00 pm
5:00-7:00 pm

The lane swim will begin at 11:00 am on weekends and from August 11 to Sept. 3.

Diving Lessons

Diving lessons are offered for beginner and intermediate divers in the late afternoon on weekdays. Diving team practices are held afterward.