The Caldwell Pond is available to all Milton residents and will be open for the season in 2022 from June 20 - August 21.

Pond closes Sunday August 21, 2022

We offer Morning and Night lessons. Children must be 5 years of age by the start of the first class. Birth Certificates are required for 5 and 6 year olds. Email Cunninghampond@gmail.com with any questions and we will be happy to help you as best we can!

 

We run lessons in light rain.

 

We close due to heavy rain/ thunder and lightening.

 

There are no makeups for cancelled classes.

 

 

 

 

Pond Schedule

Monday – Friday
Time Activity
9:00 – 10:00 AM Seniors only
10:00 – 12:00 PM Open swimming
1:00 – 4:00 PM Open swimming
5:00 – 7:00 PM Open swimming

 

Saturday & Sunday
Time Activity
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Open swimming
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Open swimming

 

Contact our Pond staff at cunninghampond@gmail.com with any questions.

Meet the Swim Instructors!

Michael

Michael

Michael is going into his senior year at Milton High School. This will be his 3rd year working at CP and his first year teaching swim lessons. His favorite thing about working at CP was our Spirit Week!

Kate

Kate is going into her senior year at Milton High School. This will be her 4th year working at CP and her first year teaching swim lessons. Her favorite part about working at CP is working alongside her friends and playing wall tag on breaks!

Natalie

Natalie is going into her senior year at Milton High School. This will be her 4th year working at CP and her first year teaching swim lessons. She is excited to start teaching swim lessons after assisting in lessons for community service a few summers ago!

Olivia

Olivia is going into her senior year at Milton High School. This will be her first year working at CP and her first year teaching swim lessons. She has been a swimming instructor before and is excited to start at Cunningham!

Mallory

Mallory is going into her senior year at Milton High School. This will be her 4th year working at CP and her first year teaching swim lessons. She loved helping with swim lessons for her community service hours and she is excited to start teaching her own class!

Molly

Molly is going into her junior year at the University of New Hampshire. This will be her 6th year working at CP and her 5th year teaching swim lessons. Her favorite part about being a swim teacher is teaching her swim students how to dive!

Nina

Nina is going into her junior year at Elon University. This will be her 6th year working at CP; 4 years as a lifeguard, 5 years as a swim teacher, and 2 years working at the gate. She is also coaching our new CP swim team this summer. She finds it so rewarding to see her students improve throughout the years!

Grace

Grace is going into her senior year at Bridgewater State University. This will be her 7th year working at CP; 6 years as a lifeguard and 5 years as a swim teacher. She is working at the gate this year and will also be a coach for the CP swim team. She loves teaching swim lessons at CP because she learned to swim here when she was younger!

Pond Rules

We ask that all visitors abide by the following rules, violating any of these rules may result in loss of access to the Pond for the season.

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Only Milton residents may purchase Pond Passes online. You can do so on your own or at the Pond gate anytime the Pond is open.

We recommend signing up for a time slot in advance, but if you forget we can sign you in at the gate.

GUEST POLICY
Pond members (Milton residents) may bring guests for a fee of $5.00 per person. (under 2 years old is free). Guest fee is good for entrance the entire day. Guests must be from out of town. Any questions please feel free to call or email us at cunninghampond@gmail.com

Please follow lifeguard instructions at all times; their job is to keep you safe. Adults are not allowed past the ropes M-F 10:00 am-12:00 pm or 1:00 pm-4:00 pm. Nights, weekends and holidays (6/20, 7/4) everyone is welcome to swim anywhere.

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Please do not bring food or pets into seating areas surrounding the Pond

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Please do not bring floatation devices into the water.

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About the Pond

The swimming area in Cunningham Park was originally established in 1922 and is affectionately referred to as “The Pond”, given its spring-fed origins. Like a natural pond, the water in this pool is partially spring fed; any supplementary water is provided by nearby wells. The pond is supported by a state-of-the-art filtration system and is a remarkable 42,000 square feet. At its deepest point, the pond is approximately 6’ deep.

This treasured park asset is named in honor of Bill Caldwell who served as Park Manager for nearly five decades until his retirement in 1957. The Pond is more than just a place to cool off; it’s where many of Milton’s children learn to swim, and where summer friends – and memories – have been made for generations.

The Caldwell Pond is available to all Milton residents and will be open for the season in 2022 from June 18 - August 21. To sign up for a Swim Pass, or to register for swim lessons, please click the button below.

Buy A Pass

Did you know?

Cunningham Park was established in 1904 to fulfill Mary A. Cunningham’s wish that her bequest be used “for the benefit of Milton residents.” Mary grew up in the house on Adam Street that is now the Forbes House Museum.