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 round. Pavonia 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 at right.
Swimming Lessons @ Pershing Field
This program is open to males and females ages 4 – 18 and will take place once a week
at Pershing Field Pool, 201 Central Avenue. There will be multiple sessions with a class size of up to 20 participants scheduled for Mondays – Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Location & Schedule
Pershing Field Pool with various times scheduled.
This program begins Saturday, September 28th, and will continue through Sunday, November 3rd, 2013. Download Flyer with times here or click on graphic.
Registration will take place at Pershing Field Pool, 201 Central Avenue, Monday through Friday, from 2pm to 6pm, from September 9th through September 27th.
Proof of Residency & $10 Fee are required. Download Flyer and Registration Form with Registration Times and Dates.
Free Learn To Swim Lessons @ Local Pools, November 2013 – May 2014
This program is open to males and females ages 6 – 14 and will take place once a week at local indoor pools around the city.
Space is limited and pre-registration, which is on-site during the hours of operation, will begin October 15th, 2013.
Class sizes are limited to 15 participants and classes will be 30 minutes one day a week during the scheduled for Mondays – Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Location & Schedule
Local pools around the city. Download flyer with list of participating neighborhood pools here.
The swim lessons run in 7 sessions, 4pm -7pm, beginning Monday, November 4th, 2013, and runs through Thursday, May 29th, 2014. Download flyer with pool locations and registration form here or click on graphic at right.
Registration will take place at the pool of choice during regular operating hours beginning October 15, 2013. This program is FREE, though proof of Jersey City residency is required.
Download flyer with pool locations and registration form.
Swim Team - Piranhas
Note: The next set of tryouts for The Piranhas will be held in April & May, 2014. Open to boys and girls ages 5 - 17. The swim team practices at Ferris High School and Pavonia Pool. Tryouts are held in the spring at the Ferris High School Pool, 35 Colgate Street. Practices are held throughout the summer. See information below.
Ferris High School Pool
35 Colgate Street
The Piranha Swim Team season will hold practices each week throughout the summer, Monday through Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Pavonia Pool on Pavonia and West Side Avenues. The first practice will be on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
Applicants must be experienced swimmers. Bathing suits are required.
Just show up. For more information, call 201.547.5003, or email email@example.com.
Summer Pools & Sprinklers Schedule
This is a seasonal program which begins around Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day.
Locations & Schedule
TBA - Late Spring 2014
Bring a towel and have fun.