Photo of Kennedy Pool deck

Kennedy Swimming Pool

Location: 5 Cherry Street Somerville, MA 02144

Director of Aquatics Rich Cheney: rcheney@k12.somerville.ma.us

Assistant Director of Aquatics Stephanie Hudson: shudson@k12.somerville.ma.us

We offer children's Saturday Swim ClassesWeekday Swim Classes (Oct - June). Use our Calendar for our daily schedule. 

 

**ALL lanes will be open for evening lap swim  on 12/11/17, 12/12/17,12/13/17, 12/18/17, 12/21/18*

The Kennedy Pool will be open Saturday, December 16, 2017 for the following

  • 9am-2pm swimming lessons
  • 9am-11am and 12:15pm-3:40pm lap swim
  • 12:15-2pm family swim will be held in the shallow end of the big pool only
  • 2:05-3:30pm family swim will be held in the small pool
  • 12:15pm-3:30pm office hours



​ Please see below for our detailed family and lap swim schedule, or above (and below) for our swimming lesson information.

SATURDAYS

WINTER, Saturday session 2 will occur December 9, 2017 -  March 10, 2017

  • Waterbabies classes are for children 6 months up to 4 years old. Times will vary by age and classes are determined by the age of the child.
  • Levels 1-4 classes are for children 4 years old and older. Times offered for all levels are 10:15am or 11:15am. 
  • Registration for Somerville residents begins Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 1-3:30pm
  • Registration for non-Somerville residents begins Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 1-3:30pm
  • Go to the Saturday page for information on classes that still have space or are filled once registration begins

WEEKDAY classes meet 2x/week

January Monday + Wednesday classes meet January 3-29, 2018.  January  Tuesday + Thursday classes meet January 2-23, 2018

  • Levels 1-4 classes are for children 4 years old and older.
  • Classes are offered for all levels at 5:15pm and meet Tuesdays and Thursdays OR Mondays and Wednesdays.  
  • Levels 1 low and 1 high have an additional class offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30pm. 
  • Somerville resident registration for December weekday classes begins Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 3-4:30pm and 6-8:30pm.
  • Non-Somerville resident registration for December weekday classes begins Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 3-4:30pm and 6-8:30pm.

 

Lap Swim 18+

November 27, 2017 - February 16, 2017:  

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 6:15 am - 7:45am​
  • Mondays - Thursdays  7pm - 8:40 pm  (3 lanes are available)

February 26, 2018 - June 15, 2018

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 6:15 am - 7:45am​
  • Mondays - Thursdays 6:15 pm - 8:40 pm

Saturday

9-11am and 12:15-3:40pm

  • 10/14/17, 11/4/17, 12/9/17, 12/16/17, 1/20/18, 2/10/17, 3/10/18, 4/7/18, 4/28/18, 5/12/18, 5/19/18

9-11am and 12:15-2pm

  • 11/4/17, 11/18/17, 12/2/17, 1/6/18

1-3:40pm

  • 3/17/18, 3/24/18, 5/5/18

 

​​Lap Swim Costs

 
Somerville
Residents
Non-Somerville
Residents
Children
Sat pm
(7-17)
$3.00
$4.00
Senior
(60+)
$3.00
$4.00
Adult
(18+)
afternoon/
evening
$4.00
$5.00
Adult
(18+)
MWF
morning
$5.00
$6.00

2 month passes are valid for 8 weeks and start at the date of purchase

  • Adult Evening and Saturday Lap Swim Pass: $65 Somerville residents, $85 Non-Somerville residents
  • Adult Early Bird Morning Lap Swim Pass: $80 Somerville residents, $100 Non-Somerville residents
  • Combination Lap Swim Pass (includes Evenings, Saturday and Early Bird Morning Lap Swim): $100 Somerville residents, $130 Non-Somerville residents
  • Senior Citizen Lap Swim Pass  (valid Evenings and Saturdays only): $50 Somerville residents, $75 Non-Somerville residents

 

Family Swim

September 5, 2017 - June 15, 2018:   

  • Monday - Thursday 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm 

Saturday 

12:15-3:40pm (12:15-2pm in the shallow end of the big pool, 2:05-3:30pm in the small pool)

  • 10/14/17, 11/4/17, 12/9/17, 12/16/17, 1/20/18, 2/10/17, 3/10/18, 4/7/18, 4/28/18, 5/12/18, 5/19/18

12:15-2pm (in the shallow end of the big pool only)

  • 11/4/17, 11/18/17, 12/2/17, 1/6/18

1-3:40pm (small pool only)

  • 3/17/18, 3/24/18, 5/5/18

 

Family Swim Costs

 
Somerville
Residents
Non-Somerville
Residents
Children
(birth-
17)
 
$1.00
$2.00
Senior
(60+)
$1.00
$2.00
Adult
(18+)
$3.00
$4.00

2 month passes are valid for 8 weeks and start at the date of purchase

  • The family pass is valid for 2 adults and 2 children, each additional child is a $10 fee.
  • $75 for Somerville residents, $90 for Non-Somerville residents

 

Pool Rules and Polices

Click here to read our Kennedy Pool Rules and Policies before you join us for Family Swim or Lap Swim.

How to Get to the Pool

The Pool is located in the basement of the J.F. Kennedy School at 5 Cherry Street in Somerville. Please note the below entry times/locations. The official pool door is on Sartwell Ave.

  • 6:15am - 7:00am. (school year, Monday, Wednesday, Friday) Enter and exit via the Kennedy Pool door. This door is on Sartwell Avenue on the North side of the building.
  • 7:00am - 7:30 am. (school year, Monday, Wednesday, Friday) Enter and exit via the Kennedy School door at 5 Cherry Street. Once in the building, take a left to the stairwell and walk down to get to the pool. To access the elevator, walk down the hallway, down a little ramp, and on your right after the ramp is the elevator.  Press P for Pool.  Take a right out of the elevator and walk down the hallway to the locker room.
  • 3:00pm- 8:30pm. (school year, Monday - Thursday) Enter and exit via the Kennedy Pool door.
  • 9:00am- 3:30pm. (on our open Saturdays) Enter and exit via the Kennedy Pool door.
  • 8:30am- 7:30pm (summer, Monday - Friday) Enter and exit via the Kennedy Pool door.

Persons with Disabilities

Enter + Exit the pool using the Kennedy School entrance (located at 5 Cherry Street . Somerville, MA 02144).  Please call the pool during our open office hours at, 617-629-5445, upon arrival a Kennedy Pool employee will come up to open the door.  Once in the school you take a left and at the bottom of a small ramp you will find the elevator.  Press P for Pool on the elevator buttons.  Exit the elevator and take a right, the pool office and locker rooms are in the middle of the hallway on your right.  Office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays 3-5pm and 6-8:30pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-4:30pm and 6-8:30pm and open Saturdays 12-3:30pm.

Pool Office Hours

Located in the John F. Kennedy School, 5 Cherry Street, Somerville, MA 02144.
Mondays & Wednesdays: 3:00pm - 5:00pm, 6:00pm - 8:30pm.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 3:00pm - 4:30pm, 6:00pm - 8:30pm.
Saturdays: 12:00pm - 3:30pm
There will be alternative office hourse during school vacations as well as during the summer and no office hours when the pool is closed during school closings or Somerville snow days.
 

Read our Latest Newsletter

Click here to read our most recent Kennedy Pool Newsletter: Fall 2017