We hope you are as excited as we are for Merrimack’s Opening Day this Saturday May 14! It’s been a cool spring but it’s warming up this weekend so come take a dip. The early season hours are as follows:

Merrimack Pool – Beginning Summer Hours

Saturday, May 14 – Sunday, May 29

  • Weekdays 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Weekends/Holidays Noon-6:00pm

Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day) – Wednesday, June 15

  • Weekdays 3:00pm-8:00pm
  • Weekends/Holidays 11:00am-8:00pm

Full Summer Season begins Thursday, June 16

  • Weekdays 11:00am-9:00pm, (Early Bird 6:30am-7:30am)
  • Weekends/Holidays 10:00am-9:00pm

We are expecting a normal pool season and will be operating at full capacity, with the baby pool and wading pool open. All members and guests are required to check in at the front desk. Please make sure that your account profile includes current contact information and photos for all registered account members and caregivers. It’s also a good time to check your Daily Guest Pass balance and to purchase more online if needed. Mack’s Café will be back soon with super tasty food and snacks, beginning Memorial Day weekend.

Swim Team, Dive Team & Lap Lanes

Merrimack Swim and Dive coaches are getting hyped for the season to begin! You should have received emails from the teams with registration instructions. If your child is interested in swimming or diving, don’t hesitate, sign up now:

Swim Team practice begins May 24 and runs through the end of July. Afternoon practices are on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, with no practices on Wednesday or Friday afternoons. During afternoon practice, the swim team will use all available lap lanes. (The Swim Team will practice on weekday mornings before the pool opens, from 8:15am-10:15am, starting June 15.) Dive Team practice begins May 31 and is weekdays from 4:30pm-6:30pm in the dive well. Weekday Afternoon Lap Lane Swimming Availability during Swim Team practice season is shown below. * When pool is open during those hours ** The Merrimack Minis program runs June 20-July 20. Otherwise, 3 lap lanes available. No lap lanes are available during the shaded Swim Team periods. Note, however, that the Merrimack Minis instructional program runs only from June 20-July 20; there will be 3 lap lanes available to lap lane swimmers weekdays from May 14-June 17 and after July 20. Please check the pool opening hours, as early afternoon and late afternoon hours may not be available early in the season. Note to Lap Swimmers: As before, we will allow instructors to conduct private lessons in a vacant lap lane. However lap lane swimmers who wish to use the lap lanes have unquestioned priority over swimming instruction, and should request that an instructor move the lesson to the open water area. Swim instructors know this; all you need to do is ask the instructor to move the lesson—but you do need to ask.

Private Swim Lessons will again be available this summer. The fee is $30 for a 25-minute in-water session followed by a 5-minute parent(s) conference. Please book your private one-on-one swimming lessons sessions online. We may limit available times for swimming lessons during periods in which the pool is most crowded – weekend and holiday afternoons.

We are thrilled to offer Private Diving Lessons to ALL pool patrons. Lessons are taught by our expert Dive Team coaches, and diving experience is not required. All ages welcome! Private Diving Lessons are given in a fun and supportive environment, and they are a perfect way to learn how to use the diving board safely. They’re also great for anyone ready to develop fundamentals, such as front and back dives. What’s more, instructors can help advanced divers who want to increase their skills. Sign up here!

Thank you for your attention to these policies. We look forward to a safe and enjoyable season at Merrimack Pool this summer!