Cindy Rojek Member since 2012
We have been members of Willow Grove for three years now and love how our summers have been filled with fun! We have made so many new friends through our social time at Willow Grove. We really love the relaxed and laid back atmosphere here - so much green space for the kids to run around and play - from tether ball and the basketball and volleyball courts to the ping pong, shuffleboard, knock hockey and soccer play area and giant sand play area - there is no being bored here. We especially love the swim team and great coaches too!
Jennifer Jones Fisher Member since 2014
We are new members and couldn't be happier. The staff members and other families have made us feel so welcome. Joining Willow Grove was truly a great decision!
Nancy Sherwin, Member Since 1980
Willow Grove Swim Club has always for us not just a pool, but a wonderful place to socialize with our friends every summer. Whether it be at pool functions, picnics, or just sitting around on a sunny afternoon.
Married with two small children we decided that it was getting too difficult and expensive to continue to rent a shore house for the summer. Miserable that first summer home, we noticed neighbors walking down our street with towels and tubes. I asked one family where they were going and they said to the pool. To my surprise I found out that Willow Grove was only a few short blocks away.
I went down to investigate and loved it. I filled out an application and was placed on a waiting list. We got in the following year. Best decision and money we ever spent.
That was 35 years ago and we still look forward to every Memorial Day and the opening. My kids both swam on the swim team. No matter when they went to the pool there was always someone to play with. My daughter was a lifeguard, a swim coach and taught swimming lessons. Our two children made many live long friends there . We diid too.
Even my granddaughter, age 3, can’t wait until the pool opens so she can show her sister and cousin how to swim.
We still love the “Grove” and I am confident you will too!!!
Rona, Garry and Fallon Goldberg Member since 1998
We have been members of WGSC since 1998. This neighborhood, member run club is the best way to enjoy summer. The secluded location on the south side of Scotch Plains makes it the perfect place to spend summer days. Our daughter had so many friends, she was never bored. As a member of the swim team, she learned what it was to be a teammate, while enjoying no pressure competition with all the support of caring coachesThe pool has a lap lane, a shallow end and a deep end with two diving boards.
The pool is such a refreshing, welcome respite from the summer heat.
The events that bring the members together throughout the summer are something we look forward to always. The icebreaker, the ladies lunch, the 4th of July picnic, the annual meeting/clambake, the Labor Day pig roast. These events make it obvious that the volunteer members of the Board care about creating events that the members enjoy, balancing the summer weekends with relaxing times and outdoor summer fun too!
The five acre property is just the right size. We have tables and chairs and lounges. We have BBQ grills and shaded picnic tables in the grove. We have places for the children to frolic--all visible no matter where you sit. There was a recent upgrade to the bath house facilities. :-)
So fill your cooler with ice, cold drinks and a sandwich, grab a towel and meet me at willow Grove!
Stacey Sowa Braun Member since 2003
Summer wouldn't be summer without Willow Grove!! When I was a kid my parents owned a cottage on an inland lake in Michigan. My summers revolved around water and the outdoors. My kids didn't have that cottage on a lake but they do have the summer memories of Willow Grove to look back on and smile!! Swim team, picnics, holidays, friends, fun and so much more! This gem of a swim club has provided our family with so much joy, fun, friends and memories to last a lifetime!!! It has been the PERFECT place to bring our children from diapers to young adults!!! There is fun and friendship for all ages at the Grove!!! Thank you to that person who referred us here 11 plus years ago!! It truly has provided our family with memories to last a lifetime!!