Adults & Seniors

The JCC Pool is Now Open for Summer

With the sizzle of summer approaching, celebrate with a trip to the JCC pool. A family fun atmosphere open to all with two heated pools for members to enjoy. 

The 2024 pool season began Saturday, May 25 and ends Monday, Sept. 2. Pool hours will vary throughout the season to adjust for the camp schedule, holidays, swim team and lessons. See the full details on hours and schedules below. 

“We look forward to the start of the summer each year,” said Amy Bisnett, associate director of Children’s Programming at the JCC. “We love to see kids participating in swim lessons and seeing their growth throughout the summer. It’s a great family and social activity to meet with friends and bask in the nice weather.”

At the heart of The JCC’s summer offerings, the pool also serves campers, swim team members, and those taking lessons. All children 18 months and older who participate in the Summer Camp take Red Cross certified swim lessons. These lessons are tailored to encourage comfort and confidence in the water.

For a more personalized touch, semi-private and private swim lessons are also available. These 30-minute lessons are offered each day from July 1 to Aug. 23 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm on weekdays and 8am to 11am on weekends. “Our lessons are for all levels of ability,” said Pam Ranieri, director of Children’s Programming at the JCC. “The lifeguards are in the water with the class, so they are very hands on.” 

Additionally, any lifeguards looking to join the JCC team can reach out to learn more about available jobs. To join the pool and sign up for lessons, or for more information email [email protected]

Another opportunity at the pool is the swim team. Strong swimmers are encouraged to join the J-Rays swim team. The team practices from July 1 to Aug. 23 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays before the camp day begins. Children work on stroke development, endurance, and team work while they train to participate in a mini inner squad team meet. For more information and to join the team contact [email protected]

The fun is not only reserved for children, adults can also sign up for Aqua Fit to add a fun exercise class to their routine. Set to music, Aqua Fit offers a low impact workout to improve both cardiovascular health and strength. Members can take classes for free, and nonmembers can join for a fee of $10. Classes are led by a certified Aqua Fit trainer and all fitness levels are welcome to get a good outdoor workout in the heated pool. For more information reach out to Paula Pacini at [email protected].

Make a splash at the JCC pool all summer long.

Pool Hours

May 25 – June 30

Mon – Fri: 9am to 7pm

Sat – Sun: 11am to 7pm

Lap Swim (M-F): Ends at 12pm

July 1 – Aug. 23 (Mon – Fri)

Lap Swim: 7:15am to 8am

Swim Lessons: (Mon – Fri)  3:30pm to 4:30pm / (Sat & Sun) 8am to 11am

Open Swim: (Mon – Fri) 4:30pm to 8pm / (Sat & Sun) 11am to 7pm

Aug. 24 – Sept. 2

Sun – Fri: 9am to 7pm

Sat: 10am to 7pm

Lap Swim (M-F): Ends at 12pm

Holiday Hours (May 27, July 4, and Sept. 2): 11am to 7pm

Aqua Fit Hours

Tuesdays: 8am to 8:45 am

Thursdays (June 6, 13, 20, and 27): 10:15am to 11:am

Thursdays (July 11 – Aug. 29): 8am to 8:45am

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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 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 or reach out to our Aquatics Department at

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