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JCC pool season and swimming lessons start
May 28

Photo of a girl learning the back float during a swimming lesson in the JCC's large outdoor heated pools.

The warmer weather and longer days we’ve been experiencing lately are sure signs that Central New York’s outdoor swimming season is finally upon us. The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse will kick-off this summertime tradition with the opening of its pool and swimming lessons program on Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m.

The JCC will offer 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.

“We’re excited to be opening up the pool and offering another form of summertime 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 swim lessons. I think everyone is looking forward to getting 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. The JCC pool also may be booked by both members and non-members for pool parties celebrating birthdays and other special occasions.

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