Making waves: a look back at Dorothy ‘Dot’ Vilardo’s coaching legacy

South Orange native was passionate in starting Seton Hall University swim program in 1979

Making waves: a look back at Dorothy ‘Dot’ Vilardo’s coaching legacy

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Most people know that Seton Hall University has various athletic programs. One of the sports is swimming. But did you know that it was started by a South Orange resident more than four decades ago? In 1979, Dorothy “Dot” Vilardo formed the first women’s swimming and diving team at Seton Hall […]

Two Towns Triathlon a big success

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Two Towns Triathlon for Kids took place Saturday, Sept. 8. Children ages 7 through 14 participated in a route that included a swim in the South Orange pool, a bike ride through Meadowland Park and the West Montrose neighborhood, and a run around the Duck Pond. The route distances were […]

Adult night at the South Orange Pool

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — All adult village residents are invited to the South Orange Pool, 5 Mead St., on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment and dinner poolside. Floats and friends are welcome. Residents without a Recreation ID are asked to show one proof of residency. Residents […]

South Orange pool opening is delayed

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Community Pool will not be open Memorial Day weekend, as had initially been planned. Weather issues, both the early spring snow and the ongoing spring rain, have caused delays in the construction project under way to replace the main pool filter system, according to the village. This project […]

Maplewood Pool membership fees to rise

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee members voiced agreement at their Feb. 6 meeting to raise Maplewood Community Pool membership rates in an effort to close a shortfall of approximately $40,000. The Maplewood Community Pool is run as a utility and is meant to be self-sufficient, but Maplewood Swimming Pool Advisory Committee member Jennifer […]

Try out for Maplewood Manta Rays

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Manta Rays Diving Team will hold tryouts on Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. each day, at the diving tank at the Maplewood Community Pool, 187 Boyden Ave. Divers must be dressed to dive with suit and towel. No diving experience is required; all […]