Photo of Kennedy Pool deck

Kennedy Swimming Pool

Location: 5 Cherry Street Somerville, MA 02144

Director of Aquatics Michael Larkin: mlarkin@k12.somerville.ma.us
Assistant Director of Aquatics Stephanie Hudson: shudson@k12.somerville.ma.us (contact Stephanie for all swimming lessons and evening program information)

During the school year we offer children's Levels 1-4 (children 4 years old and older), Waterbabies (6 months - 4 years old),  lap swim and family swim.  Use our Calendar for our daily schedule. 


Kennedy Pool Swim Lesson Registration Begins Tuesday, September 18 

Please note that registration for swim lessons at the Kennedy Pool has been rescheduled to begin Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Please see below for information about our swimming lesson programs and our family and lap swim schedule.

Starting this year, we are streamlining our swim lesson registration process and offering an online payment option to better serve you. In order to register for swim lessons at the Kennedy Pool this year, patrons will need to create an account with the Somerville Recreation Department (http://www.somervillerec.com/info/default.aspx). Once your account is set up, you will also have the ability to make online credit/debit card payments using that system. Check payments will continue to be processed through our Kennedy Pool office.


Swim lessons 2018-2019 school year

Children 4 years and older: The Kennedy Pool offers Levels 1-4 swimming lessons Mondays and Wednesdays (5:15pm levels 1-4) OR Tuesdays and Thursdays (4:30 level 1 only and 5:15pm for levels 1-4)  OR Saturdays (10:15am or 11:15am). In order to register for any level above a 1 low you need to have taken a swimming lessons here at the Kennedy Pool within the last 6 months and have been placed in a higher level by a Kennedy Pool swim instructor OR you will need to come down to the pool during family swim and have the take a swim lesson level test, even if you have taken lessons at a different facility.  

Children 6 months-4years old: Waterbabies classes are offered on Saturdays.  Classes are categorized by age, Infant (6-18 months), Toddler (19-36 months) and Preschool (2-4 years old). Infant classes are offered at 9:00am, Toddler classes are offered at 9:30am, and Preschool classes are offered at either 10am or 12pm. 1 adult (21+) per child is required to be in the water during waterbabies lessons.  Based on demand additional classes can be offered.

REGISTRATION:  

Registration for October weekday lessons begins Tuesday, September 18th at 3pm (4 years +)

  • Somerville resident registration begins September 18, 2018 
  • Non-Somerville resident registration begins September 18, 2018

Registration for Saturday lessons begins Tuesday, from 1-3:30pm (6 months-15 years old)

  • Somerville resident registration begins September 18, 2018 
  • Non-Somerville resident registration begins September 18, 2018

August 13 - September 9

  • The Kennedy Pool is Closed for maintenance.

September 10-28

  • Monday + Wednesday + Friday 6:15am-7:30am
  • Monday – Thursday 6:15-8:40pm

Saturday 9/15/18, 9/22/18, 9/29/18

  • 1-3:40pm

​​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

Entering the pool

Enter and exit using ONLY the pool entrance located at the side of the Kennedy School building on Sartwell Ave. The Kennedy School is located at 5 Cherry Street in Somerville.


Family Swim

August 13 - September 9

  • The Kennedy Pool is Closed for maintenance.

September 10-28

  • Monday – Thursday 6:15-7:30pm

 Saturday 9/15/18, 9/22/18, 9/29/18

  • 1-3:30pm

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.  Enter and exit via the Kennedy Pool door. This door is on Sartwell Avenue on the North side of the building.


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. 
Located in the John F. Kennedy School, 5 Cherry Street, Somerville, MA 02144.

August 13, 2018 - September 9, 2018
The Kennedy Pool is Closed for maintenance.

September 10, 2018 - September 30, 2018:
 Monday-Thursday 3pm - 8:30pm

September  9/15/18, 9/22/18, 9/2/18
Saturday 1-3:30pm

October - June School year:
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.