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Swimming Programs

The Department of Recreation offers open swim and learn to swim programs for residents of every age.  The department utilizes various public school pools throughout the year. In addition, Pershing Field Pool is open all  year roundPavonia Pool and Lafayette Pool and Aquatics Center are outdoor pools which are open for the summer months.  There is a fee required for Pershing Field Pool.  All pool schedules and fee information can be found below.

Learn-to-Swim Program!  

The American Red Cross has been awarded a $45,000 grant by an anonymous donor to sponsor an aquatics program with the Jersey City Department of Recreation, which will support free Red Cross Learn-to-Swim courses for 750 Jersey City children, 50 Lifeguard Training scholarships and 30 Water Safety Instructor scholarships. The program will also train individuals to be able to instruct Red Cross Learn-to-Swim courses at the Jersey City Recreation Center.

The Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program is designed for students to progress through the course levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. Each level of the Learn-to-Swim course includes training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency, in addition to stroke development.

The Learn-to-Swim Program is open to youth ages 6 through 14. Applicants may register on site, however space is limited. First come First serve!

View or Download Flyer & Participation Form Here. 

 View or Download Flyer & Registration Form 

Learn To Swim All Over Town with FREE Swimming Lessons!

Check out the classes at your neighborhood pool and finally get that scissor kick down! Click on the graphic below to view or download for easy reference. Please sign Participation Form attached to schedule and bring for registration.   

  Free Swimming Lessons 

 Jersey City Pools & Sprinklers Return for the Summer! 

Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Department of Recreation are gearing up for another busy summer with the opening of nine pools and sprinklers at 14 parks throughout Jersey City for children and adults.

2015 Summer Pool Schedule

Schedule: June 24th through September 7th. See flyer for locations.

Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  2015 Sprinkler Schedule

Discover Scuba Returns! 

Dive in at Pershing Field Pool and discover the feeling of breathing underwater. 

Discover Scuba will be held on Tuesday of September 19th, 22nd, 29th, and October 6th at 7:00 p.m. Registration will end on August, 24th, 2015. 

For more information, please view the Discover Scuba Participant Statement. To register please download the Participation Form here.

 Click here to Download Flyer


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