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Kennedy Swimming Pool

 The Kennedy Pool would like to extend our deepest apologies due to our recent pool closings.  The pump for the pool unexpectedly broke and is currently being rebuilt.  We are also purchasing an additional pump to ensure a smooth transition if this is to ever occur in the future.  We appreciate your patience with us and for your continued patronage once we are functioning again. We are currently closed for family swim and lap swim (and swim lesson levels 1 high, 1 1/2, 2, 3 and 4) until further notice. The pool will be open for registration 3-7pm Monday - Thursday and ONLY level 1 low lessons.  Please stay tuned for our reopening information as well as some !FREE! (cost free) family swim and lap swim times we will be offering to show our appreciation for your patience.

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 May/June 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. Check out our summer waterbabies (children 6 months - 4 years old)  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 would like to extend our deepest apologies due to our recent pool closings.  The pump for the pool unexpectedly broke and is currently being rebuilt.  We are also purchasing an additional pump to ensure a smooth transition if this is to ever occur in the future.  We appreciate your patience with us and for your continued patronage once we are functioning again.  We are currently closed for family swim and am + pm lap swim (and swim lesson levels 1 high, 1 1/2, 2, 3 and 4) until further notice. The pool will be open for registration 3-7pm Monday - Thursday and ONLY level 1 low lessons.  Please stay tuned for our reopening information as well as some !FREE! (cost free) family swim and lap swim times we will be offering to show our appreciation for your patience

Below is our revised schedule:

 Saturday May 20, 2017

  • The pool is CLOSED Saturday, May 20, 2017.  Lessons are canceled, the make-up class will be held on June 10, 2017.  Family and lap swim are canceled.

Monday May 22, 2017 AND Wednesday May 24, 2017

  • CLOSED for early morning lap swim
  • Level 1 ONLY 5:15pm will occur as scheduled
  • Levels 1 high, 1 1/2, 2, 3, and 4 will be canceled. 
  • 6-9pm family swim and lap swim are closed for the evening.
  • The pool office will be open 3-7pm for all of your pool related needs and for swim lesson registration.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

  • Level 1 ONLY 4:30pm and 5:15pm will occur as scheduled
  • Levels 1 high, 1 1/2, 2, 3, and 4 will be canceled. 
  • 6-9pm family swim and lap swim are closed for the evening.
  • The pool office will be open 3-7pm for all of your pool related needs and for swim lesson registration.

 

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).  18+ 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  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+

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:

  • 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:

  • 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: Spring 2017