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In the fall of 1971, about a dozen families in a small neighborhood in Northwest Columbus decided that the area needed a swimming pool for family recreation. By March of 1972 they were starting to dig a hole. On July 22, 1972 the pool was opened for its first day of business.

Northwest Swim Club has gone through periods of growth and decline with a full ownership of 900 bond holders in the 1990’s to the early 2000’s, then again beginning in 2020. Our Code of Regulations, created by our founders, limits us to 900 bondholders in a facility designed for 1100 so that we can avoid overcrowding. From the outset, Northwest Swim Club has been a place for families; after all, it is owned and operated entirely by its members. Activities were created by the members and designed around their interests. Many of these activities have become so popular that they are part of the folklore of the Club. Yet, the Club has been ever changing to meet the needs of each generation that it has had the privilege to serve, including operating safely through Covid-19.

The competitive swimming and diving teams have been a model for the area. Going through experiences of large and small teams, we have experienced all levels of success including a two-year drought of dual meet wins and 16 years of consecutive championships. But our focus has always been an atmosphere of sportsmanship and fun first, then competitiveness. Our parents group has always kept the proper focus on a positive experience for their children.

Initially, we were located on a rather quiet country road. Now, Bethel Road is an important business district. Yet, Northwest Swim Club has continued to be nestled in a quiet and beautiful setting above all the traffic and hustle going on around. We like to think of us as the β€œOasis of Bethel Rd.”

The pool is constructed of stainless steel, a new concept for pools in 1972. At that time, it was the β€œWorld’s Largest Stainless Steel Swim Pool.” That foresight has been a key to the continued youthful look to the facility, along with constant improvements to maintain a top-notch Club. Β 

Located in Northwest Columbus, 1064 Bethel Rd, Mailing address: PO Box 20015, Columbus, OH 43220 Β  Phone: 614-972-7399

Board of Trustees

As a member-owned club, Northwest Swim Club is governed by the Board of Trustees through the Code of Regulations. Members are elected by the owners once per year. Applications are solicited from the owners prior to the election. Current Board Members are:

  • Alicia McAuliffe – President
  • Deb Mosko – Secretary
  • Jeremy Ohlinger – Treasurer
  • Cheryl Alexander
  • Tim Bowers
  • Jim Fritz
  • Larry Nelson
  • Dick Rabold
  • Betsy Saxer
  • Mark Witchey


Financial Information

As a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, Northwest Swim Club is required to make our Form 990 available for review. PDF Links will be coming soon for:

2020 Form 990

2019 Form 990

2018 Form 990


1064 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220
614-972-7399* Seasonally mid-May through early September

Mailing address: PO Box 20015, Columbus, OH 43220



2024 Board of Directors

Alicia McAuliffe – President | Dick Rabold – Vice President | Deb Mosko – Secretary | Jeremy Ohlinger – Treasurer Β | Cheryl Alexander | Tim Bowers | Jim Fritz | Larry Nelson | Betsy Saxer | Quintin Ward | Mark Witchey

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