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 below.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.