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Union County Pools Open for Summer Swimming Register Now for Swimming Lessons That Begin July 1

The Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal announces the opening of the county’s two public swimming pools. The Walter E. Ulrich Memorial Pool located in Rahway River Park, St. George’s Avenue in Rahway, will be open from Saturday, June 22, through Labor Day, Sept. 2. The John Russell Wheeler Memorial Pool located in Wheeler Park, West Stimpson Avenue and Route 1 in Linden, will be open from Monday, June 24, through Friday, August 23.

Swimming lessons will be held at Ulrich Pool beginning Monday, July 1. Applications are available at either pool office for all ages, beginners through adults. Pre-registration is required. Register early; classes are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Open Swim Sessions for Seniors (62 and older) and for People with Disabilities are held at Ulrich Pool on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. and at Wheeler Pool on Wednesdays from 12 noon-1:00 p.m. Admission to these special sessions is free.

Regular pool hours are as follows:

Walter E Ulrich Pool:

Monday & Wednesday                  11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday         11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday & Holidays       11 a.m. – 6 p.m.


John Russell Wheeler Pool:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday      1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday                      1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday & July 4           11 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Daily Admission (proof of residency required for Union County resident fee):

Youth (17 & under)

County Resident      $4.00

Non-County Resident  $8.00


Adult (18 & over)

County Resident       $ 5.00

Non-County Resident     $10.00

Seniors (62 & over)

County Resident         $ 4.00

Non-County Resident   $  8.00


The Ulrich and Wheeler pools are a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. For more information about special programs, discount cards, group swim lessons, directions or other questions, visit the website: or call the Ulrich Pool (732-382-9457) or the Wheeler Pool (908-862-0977) for recorded information.