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Pool at Suffolk Community College Taking Memberships

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 14:38
The 25-yard, eight-lane pool at Suffolk Community College's eastern campus in Northampton is the East End's largest heated indoor pool.
Suffolk Community College Eastern Campus

Membership applications are available for the newly opened pool at Suffolk County Community College's Northampton campus. The competitive-size pool, the East End's largest indoor, heated aquatic facility, is open to the public daily, with evenings and weekend hours. 

“The new facility promotes a critically important health and fitness focus for the students and the community at large,” said Legislator Bridget Fleming.

The facility opened in February, after the project, which was many years in the works, was completed. The health club just began accepting memberships last week. While there is a pool at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, the college pool is the first competitive-size pool on the East End. The new facility has bleachers, a sound system, an interactive scoreboard, LED lighting, and is A.D.A. compliant. 

 “Not only is this an investment in community health, but it also allows a valuable opportunity for residents to develop a safe relationship with water, and can serve as a training resource for first responders such as fire departments or the 106th Rescue Wing,” Ms. Fleming said.

“The community pool is a long realized project that I started when I was a Suffolk County Legislator,” said Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman in a statement. “This gives our residents a chance to develop healthy fitness habits closer to home and make new friends within the community they live.”

The 25-yard, eight-lane pool, part of a state-of-the-art facility located on the campus on Speonk-Riverhead Road, cost approximately $22 million to build. The 40,000-square-foot health club includes an 11,500-square-foot gymnasium with eight courts for basketball, volleyball and badminton, an indoor track, a rock climbing wall, fitness area, lockers, and showers.  

The membership fees for Suffolk County residents are $275 for adults for 12 months and $220 for a child up to their senior year of high school. A family membership, which includes a head of household, spouse, and all dependents under 18 or up to 23 if they are enrolled full-time in school, is $720 for the year. Those over 60 years old will pay $220. Non-resident memberships are also available for $340.

More information, including health club hours, are available online.

Officials attended a ribbon cutting at the pool in May, but the health club just began taking memberships this month. Photo by Connie Conway.

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