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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. 

Summer 2017 is rapidly approaching, be sure to register before the classes fill up. Check out our summer waterbabies (children 6 months - 4 years old), adult lessons, and Levels 1-4 (chidren 4+) pages for more information.

*Spring lap swim hours and family swim hours are in effect. Be sure to check out the pool office hours for all of your pool related assistance.

 The Kennedy Pool is on our FIRST week of summer 

June 19-August 11 the pool is open Monday-Friday and closed on Saturdays (and Sundays per usual).  Saturdays will resume in mid-September for our 2017-2018 school year schedule. Please see below for our detailed family and lap swim schedule, or above for our swimming lesson information.

Don't forget to purchase a 2 month SUMMER pass valid June 19, 2017 - August 11, 2017

SUMMER 2017

  • Waterbabies  Each session meet Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for 2 weeks starting June 20th .  There are 4 sessions. Times will vary by age during the following times:  9:30am, 6pm and 6:30pm.
  • Levels 1-4  Each session meet every day,lasting for one week (Monday-Friday), for one week starting June 19th with the last session ending August 11th. Times offered for all levels are 10:15am or 5:15pm.   We will not have  Levels 1-4 classes during the week of the 4th.
  • 18+ Adult lessons run Mondays June 19-August 7. The beginner class occurs 6-6:45pm and the advanced beginner/intermediate class occurs 7-7:45pm

 

Lap Swim 18+

June 19, 2017  -  June 23, 2017 :

  • Monday - Thursday  6:15 pm - 7:40pm ( 4-5 lanes are available), Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6:15am - 7:45am​

June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6:15 am - 7:45am​
  • Monday - Thursday 1-5pm (all lanes are available)
  • Monday - Thursday 6:15 pm - 7:40pm (Monday 3-4 lanes are available and Tuesday-Thursday 4-5 lanes are available)

July 3, 2017 - July 7, 2017:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6:15 am - 7:45am​
  • Monday, Wednesday and  Thursday 1-5pm (all lanes are available)
  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:15pm - 7:40pm (Monday all lanes are available and Wednesday + Thursday 4-5 lanes are available)
  • The pool is CLOSED July 4th

July 10, 2017 - August 11, 2017:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 6:15 am - 7:45am​
  • Mondays - Thursdays 12:15-5pm (all lanes are available)
  • Mondays - Thursdays 6:15 pm - 7:40 pm (Monday 3-4 lanes are available and Tuesday-Thursday 4-5 lanes are available)

​​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 SUMMER passes are valid June 19, 2017 - August 11, 2017

  • 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

June 19, 2017  -  June 23, 2017:

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

June 26, 2017 - July 7, 2017:

  • Monday - Thursday 1-3:30pm
  • Monday - Thursday 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm (Monday in the small pool, Tuesday-Thursday from 6-7pm family swim is held in the shallow end of the big pool and 7:05-7:30pm family swim is held in the small pool)
  • The pool is CLOSED July 4th

July 10, 2017 - August 11, 2017:

  • Mondays - Thursdays 12:15-3:30pm
  • Monday - Thursday 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm (Monday in the small pool, Tuesday-Thursday from 6-7pm family swim is held in the shallow end of the big pool and 7:05-7:30pm family swim is held in the small pool)

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 SUMMER passes are valid June 19, 2017 - August 11, 2017

  • 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 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: Spring 2017