February 28, 1960 was the ground breaking ceremony for the Pomona Swim Club. Those in attendance, shown in the picture from left to right, were Daniel Fisher, Barksdale Bush Jr., Benjamin I. French Jr., Thomas Froggatt, Mayor Dennler, Robert W. Klein, President, Charles H. Zopfl Jr., John J. Sherman Jr., John C. Murphy, Judge Margolit, Leslie Schaible, and H. R. Reinhart.
Pomona Swim Club was built on land adjacent to what is now the Footlighter’s Playhouse. According to the Tour and Building
History page of the playhouse web site, this building was the site of the first African American school in Cinnaminson and later served as an elementary school, a school for special needs students and later as the Cinnaminson Board of Education offices.
1960 was the first full season the Pomona Swim Club was open to its members. It was a different time when the population of Cinnaminson was a little over 8,000 residents as compared to almost double that amount currently.
The club was originally designed to serve 300 families and consisted of the main pool. For pictures of the pool construction visit our Photo Gallery.
Since it’s opening, the club has added improvements, facilities, and recreational areas. Along with the main pool, there are now two heated baby/ toddler pools, one foot and three feet deep, pavilion, picnic tables, grills, Bocce ball court, horse shoe pits, sand volley ball court, basketball courts, and tether ball. Other recreation includes a modern playground, Ping-Pong tables, and Knock-Hockey.
Surrounding the Pomona Swim Club property is Woods Park. For those who need more space to play, there are playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball, and soccer playing fields.