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JCC pool season and swimming lessons underway

Central New York’s outdoor swimming season has arrived! The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse will kicked-off this summertime tradition over the Memorial Day holiday weekend with the opening of its pool and swimming lessons program.

Photo of a pre-schooler during a swimming lesson in the JCC of Syracuse pool.The JCC offers group, semi-private and private swimming lessons for both children and adults seven days a week through August. Taught by Red Cross certified instructors in the JCC’s outdoor heated pool, swimmers of all skill levels are welcome. Infants as young as 6 months old, older children and adults can get started on learning to swim. There are also lessons geared toward advanced swimmers. JCC membership is not required to take swimming lessons, however members receive a discount.

“It’s great having the pool open and being able to offer our members another form of recreation,” said Mick Hagan, director of Children and Teen Services. “The pool is such a focal point here over the summer for children attending camp, families spending time together and people taking exercise classes. So far everyone is really enjoying being out in the sun and making a splash.”

The JCC of Syracuse pool is a members-only benefit featuring open free-swim and lap-swim times. Guests are welcome to purchase a pool pass and swim when accompanied by a member. Other aquatics programs also are offered throughout the summer. Aqua Fitness classes are offered through the JCC’s Family Sports & Fitness Center Tuesday and Thursday mornings through the end of August. Also, pool parties celebrating birthdays and other occasions may be booked by both members and non-members.

For more information about the JCC of Syracuse pool, including swimming lesson and other schedules, visit the pool section on our site or call 315-445-2360.