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How to Protect Your Swimming Pool? 6 Useful Tips to Follow

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Owning a swimming pool is a delightful addition to any home, providing endless hours of fun and relaxation. However, it also comes with responsibilities, chief among them being pool maintenance and safety. Ensuring your pool remains in top condition requires diligence and adherence to certain protocols. Here are six practical tips to help you protect your swimming pool, keeping it clean, safe, and enjoyable for you and your loved ones.

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Graydon Pool Open For Labor Day weekend September 5, 6, & 7

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Ridgewood NJ, Graydon Pool will be closed weekdays from Monday, August 31st through Friday, September 4, 2020 .The facility will reopen for Labor Day weekend September 5, 6, & 7 . Graydon Pool, no traffic, plenty of parking ,no sharks or jellyfish .

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Graydon Pool Expands Access for Enhanced Social Distancing

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Ridgewood NJ, the Graydon Pool management and Parks & Recreation Department would like to let you know that the Maple Avenue side of the pool is open for you to sit to help with social distancing.
We encourage anyone who wants to enjoy the shade and grass set up there for the day. If you do plan to use the water though please walk to an area that is supervised by a lifeguard.

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Still time to join Graydon Pool and cool off during the long, hot days ahead

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Ridgewood NJ, There is still time to join Graydon Pool and cool off during the long, hot days ahead Graydon Pool is open daily from 10:00A.M. – 7:30P.M.  Residents can purchase memberships in person at the Pool Office or www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass

Amenities & Program Offerings include Spray fountains, Adirondack chairs, shade system; recreational game area; picnic area with tables & charcoal grills; Wi-Fi accessibility; Water’s Edge Café open daily from Noon to 7p.m.; Swim lessons; Story time Under the Pavilion; Lending library; Special events – movie nights, concerts & more.

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RIDGEWOOD’s GRAYDON POOL OPENS TODAY JUNE 4TH AT 10AM

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June 4,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, Graydon Pool season opens Saturday, June 4th at 10AM.  Pool memberships available at CommunityPass and at the Pool Badge Office.

Water’s Edge Cafe will open for business at Noon.

Come relax and enjoy!

GRAYDON POOL SURVEY
We value your opinion.  Please take a few moments to complete our survey found in the following link:
Graydon Pool Survey

2016 SEASON
Regular Season
Saturday, June 4 through August 14, 2016

Daily, 10 am to 7:30 pm
**Holiday** – July 4th, close 4 pm
Late Season
Monday, August 15 through Labor Day, September 5, 2016
Weekdays – 12 noon to 7:30 pm
Weekends/Holiday – 10 am to 7:30 pm

CONTACTS
Pool Manager’s Office – 201-670-5500, ext 7002 (in season)
Badge Office – 201-670-5500, ext 7003 (in season only)
Recreation Office at The Stable- 201-670-5560
recreation@ridgewoodnj.net

GRAYDON MEMBERSHIP RATES

RESIDENT MEMBERSHIPS – Village priced memberships are available to Ridgewood residents, non-residents who pay local property taxes to the Village of Ridgewood, and employees of the Village of Ridgewood and Board of Education.  Proof is required.
ADULT – $120.00
CHILD – (ages 2-15, under 2 free) $110.00
SENIOR – $30.00 (62 and older)
PERMANENT DISABLED – $30.00
DAILY PASS – $10.00
BADGE REPLACEMENT – $5.00

NON-RESIDENT MEMBERSHIPS – The Village Council and the Ridgewood Department of Parks and Recreation are pleased to invite all families in the surrounding area to join the Graydon Pool facility for the 2016 summer season.
ADULT (ages 16 and up) – $200.00
CHILD (ages 2-15) – $175.00
GUEST PASSES (must be accompanied by 2016 season member)- $10.00
BADGE REPLACEMENT – $5.00

 

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Volunteers Needed for YWCA Special Needs Swim Program

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March 29,2016
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Ridgewood NJ, YWCA Bergen County invites volunteers to assist YWCA Bergen County’s special needs swimming programs for mentally and physically challenged youngsters. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and no previous experience is required. Special Swim classes are held Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1:00 p.m., making this a perfect community service opportunity for students and Scouts. For more information, please call Justin Leenhouts in Human Resources at 201-345-4613 or visit www.ywcabergencounty.org.

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Starts April 5 at the Ridgewood YWCA

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Pre-test held April 2 in Ridgewood

Ridgewood NJ, YWCA Bergen County is offering an April American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course. Students must take and pass a swim test, which will be held on Saturday, April 2 at 10:00 a.m with a $10 swim test fee due at registration. Course will begin on April 2 and run through April 21, 2016 with classes held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 to 9:30 p.m. at 112 Oak Street in Ridgewood. The course fee is $350.

Participants must be 15 years of age or older. This course prepares students with the CPR, First Aid and lifeguard techniques necessary for employment as a professional lifeguard. For more information or to register call the YWCA Membership Office at 201-444-5600, x400, or visitwww.ywcabergencounty.org.
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Calling All Ridgewood 5 to 8 Year-Olds! Come and Join YWCA Tiger Sharks Swim Team!

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Come and Join YWCA Tiger Sharks Swim Team!
Mon, November 09, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: YWCA Bergen County, 112 Oak St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Calling All 5 to 8 Year-Olds! Come and Join YWCA Tiger Sharks Swim Team!

BERGEN COUNTY–YWCA Bergen County’s Tiger Sharks Swim Team offers a bronze level group for ages 5 to 8 years at 112 Oak Street in Ridgewood. The YWCA Tiger Sharks Swim Team offers the best combination of team sport and individual challenge with an emphasis on skill development, positive values, and competitive experiences.

Young swimmers will have the opportunity to refine the 4 major strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly). Practices focus on swim time management, endurance training, stroke development and dry land exercises. Children must be a Level 4 or higher and age 5 or older, and be able to swim 25 yards.
The swim season runs through March 2016. All competitions meet on Sundays for 1:00 pm warm up, 2:00 – 4:00 pm swim meet. Bronze group swim practices will be held on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Tryouts will be held on Monday, November 9th at 5:30pm and Thursday, November 12th at 5:00pm with a $10 tryout fee.
For register for YWCA’s Swim Team, please call the Membership Department at 201-444-5600, ext. 400.
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Shark Free Graydon Pool Memberships Available

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Shark Free Graydon Pool Memberships Available 

With shark sightings along the Jersey Shore and the Kardashians in the Eastend  a safe ,local and traffic free environment awaits you at Graydon Pool. 

The Village Council and the Ridgewood Department of Parks and Recreation are excited to announce memberships are now on sale for the upcoming summer season and all are invited to join the Graydon Pool facility as season members for the 2014 summer season. Come enjoy fun in the sun so close to home! Opening day is Saturday, May 31st. 

Pool features include a shaded playground, water play fountains, shade kites, Adirondack chairs, picnic area, sheltered pavilion, charcoal grills, and The Water’s Edge Café. Additional amenities include a lending library of reading books, volleyball, basketball, ping-pong tables, shuffleboard, four-squares and hop-scotch. Special programs include “Storytime Under a Tree” for the little ones and swim instruction for children and adults, as well as an adaptive swim class. The Graydon Swim Team welcomes youth members, ages 8 to 14. 

Resident fees are $120 per adult, $110 per child (ages 2 through 15) and $30 for seniors. Non-resident adults will be charged $200 and children, ages 2 through 15, will be charged $175 for the13 week season. 

Badges are now on sale and can be purchased from the comfort of home on Community Pass at www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass (Visa and MasterCard are accepted). In person registration assistance will be available Saturdays, May 10 and May 17, 10:00 am to 12 noon, at the Graydon Pool Badge Office (onsite at the pool), 259 North Maple Avenue. Badges may be purchased daily throughout the operating season, May 31st through Septemer 1st. 

Details are available at www.ridgewoodnj.net/graydon or you may call the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 with any questions or if special accommodations are needed.