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Summer Fun: Pools and Swimming lessons in Jersey City

Swimming Pools in Jersey City

It’s time to get out with the kids and head to the pool. As summer hits, we know how essential our pool days are. Here are some pools in Jersey City to take your little ones. Don’t know how to swim? No problem! Some facilities offer free or affordable swimming classes in a variety of age ranges, so there is surely a class that will work for you and your family. All Jersey City Residents must provide proof of residency & photo ID before entry is admitted to Jersey City pools. 


Pershing Field Pool

201 Central Ave

Pershing Field Pool is an indoor pool that is open all year round. Parking is available on the street or in the lot. Parking lot and street parking available. There is also a children’s playground with water sprinkler on-site.

Monday to Friday
7am-10am Lap Swim
10am-11am Swim Lessons (no public entry)
11:30am-3pm Open Swim
3:30pm-5:30pm Swim Lessons (no public entry)
5:30pm-7pm Open Swim

Saturdays & Sundays
8:30am-12pm Swim Lessons (no public entry)
12:30pm-2:30pm Open Swim
3pm-5pm Open Swim

Lafayette Pool & Aquatic Center

303 Van Horne St

Lafayette Pool’s location is very convenient to downtown Jersey City and Liberty State Park. The pool offers a kiddie pool with water features and a slide, a larger pool, and a snack stand.


7am-10am Adults Only
4pm-7pm Family Swim Session 1

Saturday & Sunday
12pm-2pm Family Swim Session 1
3pm-5pm Family Swim Session 2

12pm-2pm Family Swim Session 1
3pm-5pm Family Swim Session 2

Pavonia Pool

914 Pavonia Ave

Pavonia Pool is located in the West Side neighborhood of Jersey City. It has two pools.

8am-10am Adults Only
4pm-6pm Family Swim Session 1

Saturday & Sunday
12pm-2pm Family Swim Session 1
3pm-5pm Family Swim Session 2

Holiday Schedule
12pm-2pm Family Swim Session 1
3pm-5pm Family Swim Session 2

Swimming Classes/Facilities

British Swim School

Hudson Waterfront

British Swim School Hudson Waterfront offers premium swimming lessons for babies, kids and adults, starting from three months. We proudly serve the communities of Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Union City, Secaucus, Edgewater, Weehawken, Port Imperial, Lincoln Harbor, West New York, North Bergen, Fort Lee, Cliffside Park, Edgewater, Ridgefield, Palisades Park, LeoniaKearny, Newark and Harrison. Call (201) 676-3630 to enroll, or find a class online.

Swim Stars

At Swim Stars our mission is to provide quality swim lessons to all of our Swim Star clients. Our vision is to create a learning environment where all of our customers feel safe and comfortable in the water. Providing both learn-to-swim and competitive swim lessons to all ages, we believe that swimming is a lifelong skill that should be enjoyed by everyone. At Swim Stars each student will receive personalized attention and be serviced by our experiences and skills as we look forward to helping them reach their aquatic goals. Classes are taught at Saint Peter’s University pool. 

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For further details, please email at [email protected]


125 Marshall Street,7th Floor, Hoboken

Xcel is home to the ONLY Salt Water Pool in Hudson County! Their pool area offers a variety of water activities for both children and adults. You may also lounge on our sun deck with a fabulous view of the Manhattan skyline.

Newport Swim and Fitness

33 River Drive South

Cool off any time of the year and splash into Newport Swim and Fitness’ elegant glass-covered indoor swimming pool. The pool is 1,500 sq. ft and boasts five full lanes. Need to brush up on your skills? They offer private swim lessons and group classes at varying skill levels.

Miss Yvonne’s Swim School 

Swimmers are evaluated and placed in a group based on their current aquatic skills and abilities. MYSS operates off of six progression-based levels.  All classes are 30 minutes long and operate with a 4:1 swimmer to instructor ratio. Please register for a session in advance by going to our website. Currently, we offer the following year-round registration options: Winter/Spring(Jan-May), Summer(Jun-Aug), and Fall(Sept-Dec).

MYSS offers after-school classes and weekend classes in Jersey City at 161 Fitness + Swim.
MYSS also offers after-school classes in Hoboken at XCEL Athletic Lifestyle.

161 Swim + Fitness

161 Swim + Fitness is a Hamilton Park location that is a big hit with local families! MYSS now offers children’s (6months +) and adult swims programming at this year-round location. Classes run Monday through Saturday. Pre-registration is required. MYSS offers after-school and Saturday morning classes in Jersey City at 161 Swim + Fitness. All classes are 30 minutes long and operate with a 4:1 swimmer to instructor ratio. You can call 201.721.5204 or email is [email protected] for more information.

Want to cool off in the summer without having to go to the pool? There are plenty of sprinkler parks in Jersey City for your little ones to enjoy. After all, that summer fun enjoy a bite to eat from one of the many food options Jersey City has to offer and then finish with something sweet! How about ice cream?

Updated May 5th, 2022

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