As of Sept. 3, the community is now invited to enroll in annual memberships for the Community Pool at the Northampton Campus of Suffolk County Community College.
The competitive size pool, located at Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus on Speonk-Riverhead Road, is now open to the public daily, with hours on evenings and weekends.
The Fitness Room is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 to 9 p.m. During the academic year from September through May the weight room opens at 6 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.
The pool is open to the public Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 to 9 p.m.
Both the pool and fitness room are open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“The new facility promotes a critically important health and fitness focus for the students and the community at large,” said Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming. “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.”
The total cost of construction, just under $22 million, resulted from many years of effort by numerous partners including New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele, State Senator Ken LaValle, former Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman, the Community College Board, County Executive Steve Bellone, and the Legislature.
“The community pool is a long-realized project that I started when I was a Suffolk County Legislator,” said Mr. Schneiderman, who now serves as Southampton Town Supervisor. “This gives our residents a chance to develop healthy fitness habits closer to home and make new friends within the community they live.”
“This is a wonderful opportunity for members of our community to join a fitness facility, complete with a pool, that is within driving distance and one that is affordable for families and seniors,” said Southampton Town Councilman John Bouvier.
Assemblyman Thiele said, “The Community Pool at the eastern campus of Suffolk Community College has been a valuable addition for students at the college. It was always understood that the general public would also benefit from this new facility. I am pleased to see memberships for the community are now available to help meet their health, fitness and recreational needs.”
The facility includes a fitness area with a rock climbing wall, lockers and showers. The membership fees are as follows:
· Adult Suffolk County Resident $275/12 months
· Child Suffolk County Resident $220/12 months
(up to grade 12)
· Family Membership $720/12 months
(head of household, spouse, dependents under 18 years, 23 if enrolled as full time student)
· Senior 60 and over $220/12 months
· Non-resident fee $340/12 months
· Non-resident senior $340/12 months
More information is online here.