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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. 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(Open)

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(Opens Memorial Day Weekend)

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(Opens Memorial Day Weekend)

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.

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?

Updated May 13th, 2021

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