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JCC Pool Opens May 27, 2023

Cool off this summer by diving into the pools at the JCC. The pool will be open May 27-Sept 4. Members and their guests are welcome to take a dip, enjoy the sunshine, and relax poolside. 

The JCC has two outdoor heated pools. The small pool is shallow in depth and ideal for small children. The large pool has both a shallow and deep end, a diving area, and can be set up for lap swimming. Children under 15, must be accompanied by an adult. In addition to the usual exciting activities, members may notice the big pool got an upgrade — as a new liner was installed before the start of the season. 

“Each year families eagerly await for the pool season to begin. It feels like the official start of the summer season, children and families alike enjoy being at the pool together.” said Amy Bisnett, associate director of Children’s Programming

The JCC has become known for having some of the best swimming lessons around and is highly sought after. This year the JCC is excited to once again offer both private and semi-private swimming lessons. We will have even more staff this year than in past years that have completed an additional Red Cross Water Safety instructor course that instructs the lifeguards in the most effective way to teach swimming lessons. Instructions will be given according to the individual’s swimming ability from beginners to advanced lessons. Lessons are open to both Members and Non-Members of the JCC although Members receive priority and discounted rate. Families may sign up for a pool membership to take advantage of the discount and use the pool all summer long. For information about our memberships and all the JCC has to offer please reach out to Nick Finlayson our Membership director.

Back by popular demand, the JCC will be offering our J-Rays Swim Club for children in kindergarten through 6th grade who have a family membership. The team will practice Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings before the camp day begins. Children on the team will experience what a  swim team has to offer and work on stroke development, endurance, and teamwork. The team will have an inner squad meet at the end of the season to demonstrate their growth and hard work.  

Both Swim lesson and J-Rays Swim Club registrations will be available on our website at www.jccsyr.org Completed forms can be emailed directly to our aquatics director at [email protected] or dropped off/mailed to the JCC. 

The JCC pool offers great seasonal job opportunities for college and high school students. The JCC is currently hiring for those positions.  Both certified and non-certified individuals are welcome to apply. Lifeguard training/certification can be provided by the JCC. To learn more about the JCC’s pool schedule and offerings visit jccsyr.org/pool/ or reach out to our Aquatics Department at aquatics@jccsyr.org.

Children & Teens

PJ at the Pool!

August 9th & August 23rd

Bring your bathing suits and sunscreen! The JCC will be offering PJ at The Pool August 9th and August 23rd! Kids will be back to school before you know it, and this is the perfect way to cap off their summer. The free, hour-long poolside event will feature games and delicious treats for the kids to enjoy with the sun over their heads and water underneath. The kids are always excited to come and sad to leave. Last year, they spent their day diving for pennies under adult supervision. We’ll see you there!
Registration is required, the deadline to sign up will be 24 hours before the day of the event.  To sign up,  contact [email protected]

Pool Reopens May 28. The JCC will be reopening their pool on May 28th. This includes pools of large and small sizes and an outdoor heated pool. Whether swimming for exercise or pleasure, make the most of your JCC membership by using the pool to its fullest this summer.Swim lessons will be available in June. Registration opens May 1st. JCC membership is not required to take swimming lessons, however members receive a discount and priority.Adults

Pool Reopens May 28

des pools of large and small sizes and an outdoor heated pool. Whether swimming for exercise or pleasure, make the most of your JCC membership by using the pool to its fullest this summer.

JCC Pool is Reopening!

The JCC is home to pools of large and small sizes, including an outdoor heated pool – all of which are now open! We ask that you please bring your membership card and vaccination card to the pool for check-in.

Small Pool

Our small pool is ideal for small children who may not be swimmers, just yet! This pool is shallow in depth and required an adult, sibling, or babysitter 15 or older to supervise.

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

Large Pool

Featuring a shallow and deep end, this pool includes a designated diving area. One may also request a lap swim section in this pool.

Children who are not able to stand with their heads completely above water are able to be tested by a lifeguard or may be accompanied by an adult, sibling, or babysitter 15 years or older to swim here.

We encourage everyone to learn more about our pool rules before your first swim! Check out the button below to learn more. Our pool hours can also be found here.

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Summer Counselor & Lifeguard Jobs


June 27th to August 19th

Camp Romano at the JCC is an energetic, safe, and nurturing day camp, where children swim, play sports, make craft projects, go on field trips and make friends.

Email [email protected] to apply!

We are hiring qualified, enthusiastic, individuals who want to work with children in one of the following positions.

School Age Camp Counselor


Early Childhood Camp Counselor

JCC of Syracuse is located at 5655 Thompson Road, DeWitt, NY 13214
Call: 315.445.2360