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.