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September 3, 2019:
The pool is closed for the season.
See you in May 2020!

Get wet and have fun!

Photo of the JCC's outdoor heated swimming pools.

Believe it or not, summer will soon be coming up fast. That means it’s finally time to get excited about the start of the outdoor swimming season! Although the coronavirus situation continues to affect everyone, the current plan is for the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center to open its outdoor heated pools on Saturday, May 23 at 10 am. The JCC’s learn-to-swim group swimming lessons will begin on June 1 and continue through August 28. The pools will remain open through Labor Day. So that's the plan; let's hope we can stick to it. Stay tuned here an on our social media for the latest updates.


We actually have two outdoor heated pools:

Small Pool

  • Shallow in depth and ideal for small children who are non-swimmers.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult, sibling or babysitter age 15 or older.

Large Pool

  • Features both a shallow end and deep end, designated diving area in the deep end and a lap swim section.
  • Children who are unable to stand with their heads completely above the water in the pool's shallow end must be accompanied in the water by a supervising adult, sibling or babysitter age 15 or older, unless they pass a test with the lifeguard. The test consists of swimming two widths of the pool and treading water for 30 seconds.

Whether swimming for exercise or pleasure, make the most of your JCC membership by using the pool to its fullest this summer.

The JCC pool is a members-only benefit (guests are welcome with a valid guest pass—$5 each, see below—when accompanied by a member). Please bring your membership card to the pool and check-in at the lifeguard desk upon entering the pool area.

Guest Passes

  • $5 each
  • $20 for a book of 5
  • Each pass is valid for one day

Guest passes may be purchased by JCC members from lifeguards on the pool deck or from the JCC front desk. Each guest must possess a valid pass and be accompanied at the pool by a JCC member.

Also, please remember to follow all pool rules both in and out of the pool. If you have any questions or comments regarding the pool, please contact John Jaworski at 315-445-2040, ext. 101, or

Thank you for being a JCC of Syracuse member. We hope to see you pool side!