Thursday, February 21, 2013
Millburn Recreation Department is accepting applications.
The Millburn Recreation Department is accepting applications for lifeguard and staff positions at the Township Pool. Interested persons may apply at the Recreation Dept. in Town Hall or download an application at www.twp.millburn.nj.us/departments/recreation Email inquiries to Recreationdept@millburntwp.org or call 973-564-7097 for further information.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Visitors to Millburn's pool see first hand the damage that's been done to their skin with the help of specialists from Overlook Hospital.
verlook Hospital met with more than two dozen visitors to the Millburn pool and offered them free skin screenings along with a lesson on harmful sun exposure.. Representatives from Overlook Medical Center and Atlantic Health Group let members of the public use the Dermaview Machine to see sun damage underneath the skin, which cannot be seen in a normal mirror. The group also educated people on how to better protect themselves in the future. “I was shocked [at the results],” said Mary Saggio, who came for the screening with her two daughters, 10-year-old Carly and nine-year-old Julia. “Although I’m a stickler [about using sunscreen now], I didn’t use it when I was young. We used to put oil on because we liked to be tan, even though a tan is…
Monday, September 6, 2010
Labor Day marked the end of the pool season.
Last week the pool was closed due to a fecal accident. Saturday the weather was so cool that lifeguards were in sweatshirts. It seemed the last weekend of the pools' season may be a bust, but Monday residents showed up in droves to close out the season on a busy note. Temperatures were definitely cooler but that didn't stop swimmers from enjoying the last day of swimming. "Bye bye pool! See you next year!" a toddler called as she was loaded reluctantly into the car by her parents.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Catch those final moments splashing before it closes on Monday.
If you're a township pool fan, it's your final weekend to get your splashes there. The pool closes after Monday for the season. It'll be open at 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday. The pool office line, only answered during open hours, is 973-376-3822, and the information line is 973-564- 7762. Temperatures are supposed to be cooler this weekend in the upper 70s, but the forecast calls for sunny skies each day.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The number of people at the pool or playing rounds of golf each day has increased even though fewer people are members.
Pool and golf memberships are down this year, but both members are using both more than they did a year ago because of this summer's nice weather. At the pool, there are about 50 less family memberships than there were a year ago as of the end of June. There were slightly more than 5,600 members on June 30. Recreation Director Robert Hogan said more families do purchase a pool membership during July, but he expects memberships to be down slightly for the year. It's the second year in a row the number of family memberships at the pool dropped. After last year's drop in memberships, Hogan and his staff embarked on a survey to find out why people left. He said it was a combination of things including competition from year-round facilities …
Saturday, July 24, 2010
There were contests, races and music on one of the hottest days of the summer.
It was a hot day Saturday, but the Millburn pool Funtastic Swim Day featured ways to beat the heat including a splash contest, races, a hula hoop and limbo contest as well as a DJ. Kids and adults alike took part in the cannonball/splash contest that was judged by a panel of pool staff and members. Chuck Raifman scored 10s across the board in the 11-13 category. "Well emotionally I'm 13," he shrugged.
Monday, July 19, 2010
The weekend was part of yet another heat wave, and here's how locals spent it.
While pool attendance may have been down during the recent sweltering 100 plus degree heat, it did not seem to be the case this weekend. Many other areas in town—Taylor Park, downtown and neighborhood playgrounds—were all but empty as people were either out of town or at the pool escaping the 90-degree weather Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures are again expected to be in the 90s Monday, but storms are in the forecast.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Yoga and Funtastic Swim Day are in the plans in addition to programs already announced.
The Millburn Recreation Department has more free programs planned for its pool members. Starting July 21, free yoga will be available on Wednesdays for four weeks at 6:30-7:!5 p.m. The program will be led by Millburn resident Elise Silverman. Funtastic Swim Day is planned for Saturday, July 24 starting at noon. The day's activities includes tube races, alligator races and the biggest splash contest. DJ music starts at 2 p.m. The rain date is July 25. The programs join two others already announced for the pool. Can Do Fitness will offer a free workout to pool members each Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the grass area behind the wading pool area at the pool. The sessions will focus on "core and flexibility." The Academic Academy also will be providing…
Friday, July 2, 2010
The fitness club will be offering free exercise classes in Taylor Park and at the pool.
If you're looking for some summer fitness, the Millburn Recreation Department and Can Do Fitness are teaming up together to give it to you. Can Do Fitness will be providing free outdoor exercises classes in Taylor Park. The classes will take place on the Main Street side of the park. The schedule for the classes is: Also, Can Do Fitness will offer a free workout to pool members each Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the grass area behind the wading pool area at the pool. The sessions will focus on "core and flexibility." Not an exercise program, but the Academic Academy also will be providing free story time for pool members each Wednesday through Aug. 4 at 3-5 p.m. The teachers and assistants will share stories in the shade of the pool gazebo area.
Monday, June 28, 2010
With hot weather here, many people will be using pools.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s and even feel close to 100 degrees on Monday, and it may mean people head to the Millburn pool. But the Millburn-Short Hills Chapter of the Red Cross wants to make sure everyone knows how to swim and learns water safety. According to a recent Red Cross survey, more than 70 percent of those contacted are planning to participate in water-related activities this summer. Almost half of parents with children, between the ages of 3 and 17, plan to enjoy the water in an area where no lifeguard will be on duty. "With so many families planning unsupervised water activities, the Red Cross is urging families to make sure everyone learns how to swim well," said Annette Romano, director of health and safety, …