The Kennedy Pool is a department of the Somerville Schools, that provides services to the entire Somerville community. The pool offers Lap and Family Swim as well as numerous swim programs, such as swim lessons.
We have two pools. One is a 25 yard lap pool with 6 lanes that goes from 4 feet deep to 10 feet deep. The second is a smaller pool with a zero entry ramp into the pool that goes from 2 feet 6 inches deep to 4 feet deep.
We are located at 5 Cherry Street (Somerville, MA 02144) near Porter Square in the basement of the Kennedy School.
ENTRY + EXIT
REMEMBER to check the below schedule to see when we are open for your program needs including registering for lessons, family swim, lap swim, closings, changes to our normal schedule and more.
Persons with Disabilities
Enter + Exit the pool using the Kennedy School entrance (located at 5 Cherry Street . Somerville, MA 02138). 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. Open 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.
School year -- 1/2 of Early Bird & Evenings & Saturdays
6:15AM-7am AND 12-8:30pm Enter +
Exit using the Kennedy POOL entrance. To get to the pool entrance from the front entrance (5 Cherry Street, Somerville, MA 02144) of the Kennedy School, simply keep walking outside towards the basketball court, at the end of the basketball court take a right and walk up the stairs, enter the door in front of you, then walk all the way down to the Kennedy Pool. Entrance is accessible via Startwell Ave
School year -- 1/2 of Early Bird
7-7:30am Enter +
Exit using the Kennedy SCHOOL entrance. 5 Cherry Street, Somerville, MA 02144. To get to the pool from the front entrance of the Kennedy School, walk in the door and take a left. To access the stairs, take an immediate left again, go to the bottom and walk down the hallway to the locker rooms. 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.