The pool is the Club’s centerpiece during the summer months. The Olympic size swimming pool offers refreshing relief from the heat and opportunity for exercise, while the two children's pools provide a cool, safe place for little ones to play.

The full-service snack bar is open seven days a week to grab a quick bite, while the Tiki Bar offers dining and bar services to adults age 21+. Throughout the season, Members are often treated to poolside entertainment, including live music and “Dive-In Movie Nights”.

The Club’s award-winning swim team practices in June and July and competes against nearby clubs in five meets and the season-ending Suburban Essex Swim League Championship.

Our trained and accredited professionals assure a safe, pleasant, and fun time for all of our Members and guests and are available to give swim lessons throughout the season.


Mark Kretzer, Pool Manager & Swim Team Coach

Mark Kretzer has served as the Team Suffolk Swim Club Elite/Jr. Elite Team Coach and the Half Hollow Hills Central School District Aquatics Director since 2010 and Aquatic All-Stars LLC Owner and Head Coach since 2009.

Mark also most recently held the position of Head Girls Varsity Swimming Coach at Northport High School in Northport, NY. With Team Suffolk, he coached two 2016 Olympic Trial Qualifiers and numerous national championship qualifiers. As the Boy's Varsity Coach at Half Hollow Hills, he led the team to a New York State Team Championship in 2016. From 2010-2014, Mark coached the current Jamaican national record holder in five events. 

Post college, Mark spent three years working and training with Olympic and NCAA champions at Imagine Swimming and the New York Athletic Club. 

Mark is a 2006 graduate of Bucknell University where he was a two-time Patriot League Conference Champion in the 200 fly and 100 backstroke, as well as the class of 2006 Patriot League high point scorer.

Andrew English, Assistant Pool Manager & Swim Team Coach

Andrew English comes to GRCC from Spa 23 Fitness and Lifestyle, where he has served as a Swim Instructor since 2009 and the Pool Manager since 2015. Andrew also has two years of experience coaching the Cougar Aquatic Team in Montclair.

Additionally, Andrew works at Montclair’s Northeast School as a Paraprofessional, where he specializes in providing assistance to students with special needs.

Andrew graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2014 where he captained the men’s swim team and received his degree in Psychology and Elementary Education.

Pool Rules

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Poolside Events

If you are interested in holding poolside events, please contact Rose Baez, Director of Events and Catering at (973) 744-7800 x223.