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Summer Fun: Pools and swimming lessons in Jersey City

Swimming Pools in Jersey City

It’s summer! It’s time to get out with the kids and head to the pool and the beach. 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. Families can visit for open swim during the hours of 7am and 8pm on weekdays. SaturdaySunday and holidays open swim is available between 12pm and 6pm. There is also a children’s playground with water sprinkler on-site.

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. The center is open until September 9th, Monday – Friday from 7am – 7pm. (7am -9 am for adult/lap swim only, 9am – 10 am for free swim lessons for kids and 10am – 7pm for everyone). Weekend hours are 10am – 6pm.

Pavonia Pool

914 Pavonia Ave

Pavonia Pool is located in the West Side neighborhood of Jersey City. The pool is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am – 7pm (8am-9am for adult swim), Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am to 5:30 pm (8am-9am for adult swim, 9am – 10am for free swimming lessons for children) and weekends from 10am – 6pm.

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.

Saint Peter’s Swimming Pool

2641 John Fitzgerald Kennedy Blvd

The Aquatics Program at the Recreational Life Center offers the Saint Peter’s University community the opportunity to enjoy the lifetime sport of swimming and related activities. Swim lessons at the Yanitelli Center are taught by the Swim Stars Swim School.  Please contact Swim Stars Swim School at  (347) 712-0100 or the Swim Stars website.

Sky Club Fitness and Spa

125 Marshall Street,7th Floor, Hoboken

Skyclub Fitness and Spa is home of 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.

Hamilton Health and Fitness 

This convenient Hamilton Park location is a big hit with local families! They offer Children’s and Adult Swim programs.

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 your skills? They offer private swim lessons and group classes at varying skill levels.


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?

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