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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 (contact Stephanie for all swimming lessons and evening program information)

We offer children's Saturday Swim ClassesWeekday Swim Classes (Oct - June). Use our Calendar for our daily schedule. 


​ Please see below for our detailed family and lap swim schedule, or above (and below) for our swimming lesson information and calendar.


The pool will be CLOSED Saturday, May 26, 2018 and Monday, May 28, 2018


Summer 2018: Registration for summer swimming lesson sessions of  waterbabies (6 months - 4 years old) and Levels 1 - 4 (4 years and older) begins Saturday 1-3:30pm:

  • May 5, 2018 for Somerville residents
  • May 12, 2018 for non-Somerville residents

Summer 2018: Registration for summer swimming lesson for adult (18+)  beginner and advanced beginner/intermediate begins Saturday 12:30-3:30pm:

  • May 12, 2018 for Somerville residents
  • May 19, 2018 for non-Somerville residents

Lap Swim 18+

March 12, 2018 - June 15, 2018

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 6:00 am - 7:30 am​
  • Mondays - Thursdays 6:15 pm - 8:40 pm

Morning lap swim is canceled Monday, May 7, 2018 and Friday, May 11, 2018.  There will be morning lap swim Wednesday, May 9, 2018.  

Saturdays

9-11am and 12:15-3:40pm

  • 1/6/18, 1/20/18, 2/10/17, 4/7/18, 4/28/18, 5/12/18, 5/19/18

 

​​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

 

We recognize that the topic of school security is on the minds of students, parents, and educators. Recent incidents in the news have brought awareness and questions about school safety and security to the forefront.  We have assessed the safety protocol of the Kennedy Pool and have decided to adjust the morning lap swim hours to allow patrons to complete their morning workouts prior to the arrival of the Kennedy School students. The pool will be closed to Kennedy Pool patrons and available only for student use from 7:30am to 3:00pm during the school week. We are thankful to have your incredible support and commitment to the safety of our students.

 March 14, 2018 - June 15, 2018 Morning lap swim will now occur Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 6:00 am – 7:30 am

6:00 am – 7:45 am 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.
7:15 am -- The pool doors will be locked until we reopen in the afternoon at 3:00 pm. (Pool re-opens at 3:00pm on Mondays-Thursdays).
7:45 am Sharp -- the locker rooms and building will close to all Kennedy Pool patrons. 
7:15 am – 7:45 am When leaving the building DO NOT allow anyone (including any students or parents) to come in when you exit. Remember to push/pull the door to make sure it is locked behind. Staff will also be patrolling the doors. 

THERE ARE NO CHANGES TO EVENING OR SATURDAY HOURS.


Family Swim

September 5, 2017 - June 15, 2018:   

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

Saturday 

12:15-3:40pm (12:15-3pm in the shallow end of the big pool, 3:05-3:30pm in the small pool)

  • 1/6/18, 1/20/18, 2/10/17, 3/10/18, 4/7/18, 4/28/18, 5/12/18, 5/19/18

 

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. The official pool door is on Sartwell Ave.

  • NEW CHANGES: March 12, 2018 - June 15, 2018 from 6:00 am - 7:45am (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.
  • 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.
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 as well as during the summer 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 2017-2018