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Reading Recreation Commission
320 S. 3rd St.
Reading, PA 19602
Phone: 610-655-6201
Fax: 610-655-6130



2019 Summer Aquatic Programs


Route 10 & Lancaster Avenue | 610-655-6097

Schlegel Park Pool is one of the largest public pools in Berks County.  Daily or seasonal passes may be purchased.  Offered amenities include: large recreational pool, tot pool, volleyball court, basketball court, pavilion, picnic tables, benches and concession stand.

The pool will be closed May 28-May 31, June 3-6 and August 26-August 30.

2019 Hours of Operation
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., May 25-27 (Memorial Day weekend)
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., June 1-August 4
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., August 5-August 23 (Mon-Fri)
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., August 10-August 25 (Sat & Sun)
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., August 31-September 2 (Labor Day weekend)

Important information:
Membership Application
Pool Rules
Pool Rules-Spanish

Note:  Should the pool reach capacity, members will granted priority entry in advance of a daily paying customer when space becomes available.

2019 Admission Fees

Daily Admission Fee

Ages 4 & over


**3 years & under 

Free w/ paid adult

** required to wear swim diaper



Membership Fee (Individual Season Pass)

Ages 4-9

$45.00 resident / $55.00 non-resident

Ages 10-61 

$70.00 resident / $80.00 non-resident

62 & over

$45.00 resident / $55.00 non-resident

Membership Fee (Family Season Pass)

Family of 4 (max of 2 over 18 years old)   

$170.00 resident / $195.00 non-resident

Each additional child


Memberships will be available to purchase starting May 1, 2019 at the 3rd & Spruce Recreation Center and will be available at Schlegel Park Pool starting May 25, 2019.

Special Promotions

Independence Day Celebration
Thursday, July 4, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Relay races, candy scramble, basketball contests


Swimming Lessons (Swimming Lessons Registration Form)
(Swimming Lessons Information Flyer)

Cost: $35/per session
Session 1:  June 17-20 & June 24-27
Session 2:  July 8-11 & 15-18
Session 3:  July 22-25 & July 29-August 1
Time:  10:15 a.m. -10:45 a.m., 10:50 a.m. - 11:20 a.m., 11:25 a.m. - a.m.11:55 a.m.

For more information contact Matt Lubas at  or 610-655-6067

Schlegel Park Swim Team (Swimming Team Registration Form)

Schlegel Park Pool will be entering a team in the Berks County Swim Association (BCSA). 
There is no swim team registration fee.  The team is being sponsored in part by the Reading Recreation Commission & 18th WONDER Improvement Association.

Requirements:  Swimmers must be able to swim 1 length of the pool and be a member of the Schlegel Park Pool.  (see membership fees above)

Coaches: Matt Lubas, Aaron Chapple and David Scooby Stewart

Practice Dates:
*Monday, June 3-Thursday, June 6, 2019       6:00pm-7:30pm (Schlegel Pool or RHS)
Monday, June 10-Friday, July 26, 2019    10:15am-11:45am -Time will vary per age group -(Schlegel Park Pool)
For swimmers who are 12 & over, can swim all 4 strokes and looking for a higher intensity practice, go to long course workouts below.

Meets: (Schedule)

Long Course Swim Workouts
For more information contact Matt Lubas at  or 610-655-6067


Summer Water Polo League (Polo Flyer)
Through funding from the 18th WONDER Improvement Association, any middle or high school student in the Reading School District may participate in the league at no charge.
For more information contact Matt Lubas at  or 610-655-6067


Pool Pavilion Rental

Rent the pool pavilion for your exclusive use during regular pools hours.
Cost:  *$50/day members, *$100/day non-member.

For more information email or call  610-655-6201



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