Photo of Kennedy Pool deck

Kennedy Swimming Pool

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

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

Use our Calendar for our daily schedule. 


Kennedy Pool Swim Lesson Registration is open for everyone to register for any or all of the entire 2018-2019 school year (Oct.-June)

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 2 options below to connect to the registration pages.

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 also be processed through the Somerville Parks & Recreation office (19 Walnut St.).


Swim lessons 2018-2019 school year

Children 4 years and older: The Kennedy Pool offers Levels 1-4 swimming lessons Mondays and Wednesdays (4:30 level 1 only and 5:30pm for levels 1-4) OR Tuesdays and Thursdays (4:30 level 1 only and 5:30pm for levels 1-4)  OR Saturdays (10:15am or 11:15am). In order to register for any levels will need to come down to the pool during family swim and take a swim lesson level test, even if you have taken lessons at a the Kenendy Pool or 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). 1 adult (21+) per child is required to be in the water during waterbabies lessons.
Session 1, Oct. 13, 2018 - December 1, 2018: Infant classes are offered at 9:00am, 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm. Toddler classes are offered at 9:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm. Preschool classes are offered at either 10am, 1pm and 2:30pm,  1 adult (21+) per child is required to be in the water during waterbabies lessons. 
​Session 2, December 15  - February 9, 2019: Infant classes are offered at 9:00am and 12:30pm. Toddler classes are offered at 9:30am and 1:00pm. Preschool classes are offered at 10:00am or 12:00pm  
Session 2, March 23, 2019 - May 18, 2019: Infant classes are offered at 9:00am. Toddler classes are offered at 9:30am. Preschool classes are offered at either 10:00am.


Lap Swim 18+

 November 26, 2018 - December 21, 2018 and Janary 2, 2019 - February 15, 2019 

  • Monday +Tuesday +  Wednesday + Thursday Friday 6:00am-7:30am
  • Monday – Thursday 7--8:40pm (lanes 5, 6 and 7 only will be available)

 February 25, 2019 - April 12, 2019 and April 22, 2019 - June 14, 2019 

  • Monday +Tuesday +  Wednesday + Thursday Friday 6:00am-7:30am
  • Monday – Thursday 6:30--8:40pm 

Saturday 12/1/18, 1/5/19, 1/26/19, 2/2/19, 2/9/19, 3/23/19, 3/30/19, 4/6/19. 4/27/19, 5/4/19, 5/18/19

  • 9-11am and 12:15-3:40pm

Saturday 12/8/18, 3/9/19, 3/16/19, 5/11/19, 6/1/19, 6/8/18

  • 1-3:40pm

Saturday 12/15/18 and 1/12/19

  • 9-11am and 1-3:30pm

SOMERVILLE SCHOOL VACATION HOURS

  • December 26, 2018 and December 27, 2018
    • 6-7:30am
    • 1-5pm
    • 6:15-7:40pm
  • December 28, 2018
    • 6-7:30am
    • 1-3:40pm
  • December 31, 2018
    • 6-7:30am
  • February 19, 2019, February 20, 2019, February 21, 2019   
    • 6-7:30am
    • 1-5pm
    • 6:15-7:40pm
  • February 22,2019
    • 6-7:30am
    • 1-3:40pm
  • April 15, 2019, April 16, 2019, April 17, 2019, April 18, 2019
    • 6-7:30am
    • 1-5pm
    • 6:15-7:40pm

​​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

November 26, 2018 - June 14, 2019

  • Monday-Thursday 6:30-7:30pm

Saturday 10/20/18, 10/27/18, 11/3/18, 11/17/18, 12/1/18. 12/15/18, 1/5/19, 1/12/19, 1/26/19, 2/2/19, 2/9/19, 3/23/19, 3/30/19, 4/6/19. 4/27/19, 5/4/19, 5/18/19 

  • 12:15-3:30pm

Saturday 12/8/18, 3/9/19, 3/16/19, 5/11/19, 6/1/19, 6/8/18

  • 1-3:30pm

SOMERVILLE SCHOOL VACATION HOURS

  • December 26, 2018 and December 27, 2018
    • 1-3:30pm
    • 6:15-7:30pm
  • December 28, 2018
    • 1-3:30pm
  • February 19, 2019, February 20, 2019, February 21, 2019   
    • 1-3:30pm
    • 6:15-7:30pm
  • February 22,2019
    • 1-3:30pm
  • April 15, 2019, April 16, 2019, April 17, 2019, April 18, 2019
    • 1-3:30pm
    • 6:15-7:30pm

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.