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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. Don't forget to register for our April vacation American Red Cross Lifeguarding course or our check out our City-Wide Swim Meet results from March 4, 2017.
Summer 2017 is rapidly approaching, be sure not to miss the upcoming May summer registration dates.

*Winter 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 pool will be OPEN Saturday April 1, 8, 25, 2017 for the following programing:

  • Swimming Lessons 9am-3:30pm
  • Lap swimming 9am-11am and 12:15pm-3:40pm
  • Family Swim 12:15pm-3:30pm (in the shallow end of the big pool)
  • Office hours 12pm-3:30pm

Registration for CHILDREN'S swimming lessons

Weekday swimming lessons are for children 4-16 years old. 

You can choose between two different day combinations, either Mondays AND Wednesdays OR Tuesdays AND Thursdays.
  • The eith weekday session of the 2016-2017 school-year will be in  May. Monday and Wednesday lessons will run May 1-22, 2017 and Tuesdays and Thursdays lessons will run May 2-23, 2017.
    • Somerville resident registration for our March lessons begins at 3pm Tuesday April 4, 2017. 
    • Non-Somerville resident registration for our March lessons begins Tuesday at 3pm on April 11, 2017.

SATURDAY SESSION 3 -- Spring --  March 25-May 13, 2017  Saturday swimming lessons are for children 6 months -16 years old. 

  • Although lessons have begun, there are still spaces in a few of the waterbabies classes.

SUMMER 2017

Levels 1-4 (4 years +) and Waterbabies (6 months – 4 years old) registration will occur Saturday 1-3:30pm, May 6th for Somerville residents ($50 per session) and May 13th for non-Somerville residents ($60 per session).  Adult swimming lesson registration begins Saturday 12:30-3:30pm May 13th for Somerville residents ($75)  and May 20th for non-Somerville residents ($85).

Waterbabies meet Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for 2 weeks starting June 20th .  There are 4 sessions. Times will vary by age 9:30am, 6pm and 6:30pm.
Levels 1-4 meet every day, 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.   There are no classes the week of the 4th.

Adult lessons run Mondays June 19-August 7. The beginner class runs 6-6:45pm and  advanced beginner/intermediate runs 7-7:45pm (fee: Somerville residents 18+ adult $75 and $85 per non-Somerville residents 18+ adult).
 

Lap Swim 18+

February 27, 2017 - June 16, 2017:

  • Monday - Thursday, 6:15 pm - 8:40 pm all lanes are available, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 6:15 am - 7:45am​

​​SATURDAYS:

  • March 25, April 1, April 8, April 29, May 6, May 13:   9-11 am and 12:15pm - 3:40pm

  • May 30, June 3, June 10: 1:00 pm - 3:40 pm

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

8-week Adult Lap Swim Pass for Lap Swimming (18+ years old) (The 8 weeks starts from the day 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

February 27, 2017 - June 16. 2017:

  • Monday - Thursday, 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm all lanes are available​

​​SATURDAYS:

  • March 25, April 1, April 8, April 29, May 6, May 13:  12:15pm - 3:30pm
  • May 30, June 3, June 10: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Please check the calendar page for the location of family swim on Saturday (small pool or big 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

8-week passes for Evening and Saturday Family Swim

  • 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: Winter 2016