Take the plunge! Northwest Philadelphia swimming pools

    It’s happened again. It’s the unofficial start to summer, and the pools are starting to open! There were 69 public pools open across the 10 districts in Philadelphia last year. Admission to Philadelphia Public Pools is FREE. Here’s a list of the public pools that kids will be splashing around in across the city this year:



    And as you figure out your own summer swimming plans, please consider contributing to the Splash and Summer Fund that keeps ALL of the city’s functioning public pools open:



    If you’re in the Northwest, there are also private and semi-private alternatives for families looking for swim teams, baby pools, snack bars and other amenities. Here’s a start list of some local swim clubs that families in the area have enjoyed. If you can add to the list, please leave a comment below, and we’ll be sure to update.


    Flourtown Swim Club: Offers regular membership, evening & weekend membership, weekday afternoon membership, and weekday baby pool memberships.

    1528 Bethlehem PikeFlourtown, PA 19031-2025


    Day Camp, swim lessons, swim team, adult tennis league

    Four HEATED Pools

    Water Slides

    Three Tennis Courts

    Basketball/Volleyball Court

    Kiddie Playground


    Screened Snack Bar

    Locker Rooms


    Abington Community Pools:  Offers resident and non-resident summer-long memberships, or daily admission passes (pay $35 for season, then just $3.75-$4.25 per visit) 


    Crestmont Pool – 215-659-9840 or 215-659-5259Reservoir Road and Rubicam Avenue

    Willow Grove, PA 19090Penbryn Pool – 215-884-8907Mount Carmel & Egerton Avenue,Glenside, PA 19038


    Plymouth Meeting Swim Club1724 Gallagher RoadPlymouth Meeting, Pa. 19462


    3 pools with diving pool, lap pool, and baby pool

    new playground

    Locker rooms

    Volleyball, basketball and tennis

    Swim Team

    Snack Bar

    Swim Lessons


    Beachcomber652 DeKalb PikeBlue Bell, PA 19422


    3 pools

    Swim Team & lessons

    Full Time Lap Lane

    Water Polo games daily

    Dive tank

    Mini Golf Course

    Playgrounds and Giant Sandbox

    Activities and Classes

    Grills and Snack bar

    Tennis, Volleyball and Basketball


    School Lane House offers community swimming memberships, with the season starting the last week in June. Call 888-251-2206 for more information.


    If you know of a pool (convenient to families in the NW section of Philadelphia) to add to our list, please leave information in the comments below and we’ll update.  


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