Swim Class

Kennedy Swimming Pool 

The Kennedy Swimming Pool is now run by the Somerville Recreation Department. They offer a wide variety of programming, including swimming lessons for all ages, public swim hours and lap swim hours. Please visit the Somerville Recreation Department website for more information.

Swimming Curriculum at Somerville Public Schools

Every third grader in Somerville participates in nine weeks of swimming class at the Kennedy Pool. For many students, this is their first time in a body of water large enough for a swim. Students build confidence moving in the water, and instructors use noodles and gentle encouragement for non-swimmers. Students also learn boat safety in kayaks at the end of the program.

Somerville Public Schools also offers swim and boating programming for certain classes in partnership with Waypoint Adventure.

Location

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


Location: 5 Cherry Street Somerville, MA 02144 
phone number: 617-629-5445

Director of Parks & Recreation Jill Lathan 

Assistant Pool Manager Stephanie Hudson    

Use our Calendar for our daily schedule. 

 


 SUMMER 2019 PROGRAMMING

Click on the below bulleted links for additional program information.

REGISTRATION FOR ALL PROGRAMING IS CONDUCTED ON THE SOMERVILLE PARKS AND RECREATION WEBSITE.  

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 Parks and Recreation Department.  Please click on one of the options below to connect to the registration pages.  The lessons will not be accessible on the link until registration for the summer starts.

Once your account is set up, you will also have the ability to make online credit/debit card payments. Check payments will also be processed through the Somerville Parks & Recreation office (19 Walnut St.).


Lap Swim 18+

*The Kennedy Pool is closed on the weekends in the summer. 
Mondays 3-4 lanes available from 6:15-7:40pm (all lanes 7/1/19)
Tuesdays-Thursdays 4-5 lanes available from 6:15-7:40pm

July 8, 2019 - August 9, 2019

  • Monday + Wednesday + Friday 6:00am-7:30am 
  • Monday - Friday 12:15-5:00pm 
  • Monday - Thursday 6:15pm-7:40pm

Summer 2019

​​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

SUMMER 2019 passes are valid for the entire summer.  To purchase a pass, visit somervillerec.com                     

  • Individual Pass during Lap Swim (18+):  $60 Somerville  resident, $80 Non-Somerville resident 
  • Senior Pass (60+):  $50 Somerville resident, $75.00 Non-Somerville resident

Family Swim

*The Kennedy Pool is closed on the weekends in the summer. 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 6:15pm-7:00pm family swim is held in the shallow end of the big pool only. 7:05-7:30pm family swim will move to the small pool 
 

July 9, 2019 - August 9, 2019       *Family swim is canceled Monday, July 8th 6:15-7:30pm.

  • Monday - Friday 1:00pm-3:30pm
  • Monday - Thursday  6:15pm-7:30pm

SUMMER 2019

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

SUMMER 2019 passes are valid for the entire summer.  To purchase a pass, visit somervillerec.com

  • Family Pass:  $75 Somerville resident, $95 Non-Somerville resident     

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.  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.