Welcome to the Pool!

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:00am-8:00pm, and Saturday & Sunday 7:00am-7:00pm. For holiday hours, click here.

About The JCC Aquatics Center

The Aquatic Center’s swimming pool and wading pool are free for Full Center Members.  Want to become a member?  Contact our Membership Office. The main pool is heated to 82 degrees year round, and the children’s wading pool is heated to 88 degrees in the summertime. American Red Cross certified lifeguards are on duty at the main pool at all times. For more information, contact the Aquatics Office at aquatics@jvalley.org or 408.357.7428.

For Swim Lesson information, click here.
For Swim Team information, click here.

Lap Swim

Lap swim requires a reservation. You will have 45 minutes to swim. Please limit to 4 reservations per week. Currently we are allowing just one swimmer per lane (2 swimmers if you are from the same household). Use the “My J” mobile app to see the schedule and make a reservation.

Shared lanes will have 2 reservations per time slot so you may be sharing with someone outside of your household. If you’d like to share a lane with a member of your household, each person will need to make a reservation at that time.

During shared lane swim, please remember:

  • Start on stop, and keep your gear on opposite ends of the pool.
  • Make sure to communicate with other swimmers what side you will be swimming on.
  • Do not rest in the center of the wall.
  • Try to choose a lane with a swimmer with similar activity level as yours.

Family Swim

Enjoy Family Swim: Thursday 1:00-2:45, Friday, Saturday 3:00-4:45 & Sunday from 2:00-3:45 pm.

The pool is divided into sections, each with their own table and place to supervise children. Each section has a pool edge to get in and out of.

Up to 8 members in the same household may share a pool section. The deep end, shallow end, recreation area and baby pool are available to reserve. For family lap swim, please reserve a lap swim lane.

The deep end is near the field, the shallow end is near the playground, and the rec area is the square by the stairs.

The Baby Pool and the Recreation Area are also available throughout the day to reserve. Check the My J app for available times.

Aqua Fit

Aqua Fit is offered on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday from 10:00am-10:50am, and Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm-6:50pm.
Reservations are required and groups will be limited to 35. No congregating on the pool deck before or after, please.

To make a reservation for Aqua Fit classes, active JCC members can use the “My J” mobile app, or sign up on the Group Fitness Reservations page.

Aqua Fit instructors are:

Sundays 10:00-10:50am with Marla Davies

Mondays 10:00-10:50am with Else Green

Tuesdays 6:00-6:50pm with Lu Phillips

Wednesdays 10:00-10:50am with Deb Hedge

Thursdays 6:00-6:50pm with Amy Gardner

Fridays 10:00-10:50am with Debora Cohen

For more information about Aqua Fit classes, contact groupfitness@jvalley.org.

Pool Reservations

Reservations are required for the pool, to help us maintain social distancing as required by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. Currently, the pool is available for active members only (no guests please) up to 8 days in advance with a limit of 1 reservation per person per day.

If you’re an active JCC member, you can use the “My J” mobile app to make a reservation.

To activate your membership, email membership@jvalley.org.

Reservation Cancellation and No-Show Policy

Since pool time slots are limited, if you are unable to use your reservation, please cancel at least 24 hours in advance so that another swimmer may take your spot. All no-shows and late cancellations are subject to a $10 no-show fee.

To cancel your registration in an aquatics program, please email aquatics@jvalley.org.

Also, please note our Standby Policy: If a member doesn’t check in within the first 10 minutes of their reservation, we may give that time slot to another swimmer. This will allow as many people as possible to spend time in the pool. Thank you for understanding!

Swimmer safety and pool cleanliness are our first priorities.  Pool rules are intended to ensure that everyone stays safe and the water stays clean. Thank you for understanding!

● Please shower before entering the pool.
● No running on the pool deck.
● No glass or alcohol on the pool deck.
● Let other swimmers know when you are entering a lane.
● Follow all lap swim etiquette rules.
● Children under age 4 MUST follow the “double up” policy. Disposable swim diapers and reusable swim diapers are required. No exceptions.
● Lifeguards do not watch the kiddie pool. You must supervise your children.
● No deck changing or diaper changing on deck.
● Long hair should be tied back or in a swim cap.
● Remove band-aids before entering the pool.
● Do not swim (or let your child swim) if you have had diarrhea within the last 72 hours.
● Enjoy safe play, no horseplay or otherwise unsafe behavior.
● Only Coast Guard approved floatation devices are allowed in the pool.
● Children in flotation devices in Lap pool must have parents within arm’s reach.
● All APJCC swimming equipment (kickboards, buoys, barbells, toys) are used for lap swimming and programs only. They may not be used during recreational swim.
● Swimmers are not allowed to throw objects in the pool.
● Proper swimming attire required to enter the water.
● This is a family environment. Please be cautious of the content of your conversations and actions.
● Lifeguards and management have the authority to enforce any unwritten rules as deemed necessary.
● If patrons do not follow the rules, they may be asked to exit the pool, or the facility.

Diaper Policy

Bringing a baby or small child to the pool?
Please note, the JCC’s “double swim diaper” policy requires that all children under the age of 4 wear two swim diapers, a disposable swim diaper AND a re-usable swim diaper. We know this may seem overly zealous (and we have received many lectures on the unfairness of this policy from indignant three-year-olds), but state law requires us to  close the entire pool for cleaning if a child has an “accident,” and we do not want to spoil your fun or the fun of other swimmers!

Swim Test Policy

Any child under 18 wishing to swim in the deeper areas of the pool must pass the swim test. The swim test consists of 25 yards of safe/strong swimming across the pool, and 30 seconds of treading water. Anyone who does not pass the swim test must remain in the shallow area. Children ages 7 and under who have not passed the swim test must have a parent in the water with them, within arm’s reach, at all times.

COVID-19 and Swimming

Please take these small steps to ensure everyone’s safety at the pool :

• Wear a mask when you’re not in the water.
• Stay 6 feet apart from others, in and out of the water.
• Cover those coughs, do not spit in the water, and breathe away from others while in the water.
• Bring your own goggles, towel, water, and any other aquatics workout equipment you may need. Don’t share goggles and other gear.

Here’s what we are doing to keep the pool area safe and clean:

• All lap swim, swim team, and aqua fit programs will have a 15 minute sanitizing time in between appointments.
• We ask all members to exit the pool at :45 and be off deck for cleaning by :50. Staff will wipe down all commonly touched surfaces between session times and prepare for the next group to arrive..
• Please maintain 6 feet of distance between individuals who are not in the same household at all times.
• Please wear a face mask covering your nose and mouth at all times, except when showering or in the pool.

All policies and restrictions are per CDC guidelines.

Pool Renovations

Members love our remodeled pool! Here’s a video that shows before and after pictures.