Swimming season officially opens

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:49

    TRENTON-The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has opened New Jersey's 14 swimming areas located in state parks, forests and recreation areas. Swimming areas operate from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Swimming areas will be open on the following High Point State Park, Ringwood State Park, Swartswood State Park, and Wawayanda State Park swimming areas will be open seven days a week. Hopatcong State Park's swimming areas will be open Wednesdays through Sundays until additional lifeguards are hired. The department is still seeking applicants to fill lifeguard positions at many swimming areas. Testing, training and certification are provided free of charge. Applicants should contact the individual parks. For more information on state swimming areas, visit www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests.