Nomahegan Swim Club was established in 1962, when a group of families got together and purchased thirteen acres of land. The construction of the pool was financed by second mortgages taken out by the members of the First Board of Governors on their homes. Initially, approximately three hundred families joined the club.
The pool was built by Sylvan Pools. At the time, it was the largest poured concrete pool in the world. It won a first place architectural design award and was featured in Life Magazine. The late William R. Kennedy, an Engineer, was presented a National Gold Medal for design excellence by Nomahegan Swim Club in 1962.