LOWER MAKEFIELD >> Summer is officially here and the Pool at LMT is the place to be, whether it’s escaping the hot, humid weather or just hanging out and socializing with neighbors and friends.
This summer, The Pool at LMT is boasting a brighter, fresher look after going through extensive renovations and updates.
The township has brightened up the landscape with fresh new blue painting, the entry of the complex has been enhanced with a new mural added by a local Girl Scout, the slides have been rehabbed to provide a smoother, faster ride and the facility has been equipped with a brand-new gutter system.
And more renovations are on the horizon, including a bathroom facelift and additional amenities.
In addition to the physical changes, The Pool at LMT has brought a new manager on board.
LMT native Jackie Condict brings more than 20 years of experience to the job and is focused on the customer experience. This year she has spent most of the off-season equipping her staff to provide the best customer experience through additional safety training and hands-on experiences at the pool.
Members will find that The Pool at LMT offers a wide range of programming, from American Red Cross-based swim lessons to special events, including Float Night & Movie Night, Family Fun Day and Pirate Day. There are offerings for people of all ages. And lessons start at six months through adults, with many scheduling opportunities.
The POOL is equipped with several different aquatic features, including an eight lane, 25-meter lap pool complete with designated walking lane, a 50-meter Olympic pool with diving well that includes two, one meter and one three-meter diving boards, and two amusement park water slides - one speed slide and one curly slide.
The complex also includes a 2 1/2 to 4 foot deep intermediate pool - great for small children - and an ankle-deep wading pool - great for babies.
In addition to its water features, pool amenities include a snack bar offering a great menu, including burgers, salads and paninis. All food is prepared fresh daily onsite by Sicilia Catering Company in the pool’s kitchen.
For more information about the pool including membership fees, call 215-493-3020. Summer memberships are still available at https://register.communitypass.net/LowerMakefield
Safety Tip from the Manager: Everyone learns at a young age to “Stop, Drop, and Roll” in the event of their clothes catching on fire, but they don’t learn an equally important American Red Cross swimming safety phrase - “Reach or Throw, but DON’T Go.”
This very simple phrase taught to children and adults alike could help save lives in the water. The phrase simply means to reach or throw an object that could float or extend something to someone in trouble in the water, but do not enter the water yourself to save them. You can extend anything from a tree branch, to your own arm or leg - by lying down flat to prevent being pulled in - but entering the water when someone is visibly in trouble can put you in a compromised situation.