About The JCC Aquatics Center

The swimming pool is currently closed along with the rest of the JCC building because of the shelter-in-place order. We’re still offering some JCC programs online. For details about online programs see apjcc.org/virtual. We haven’t figured out a way to offering swimming online, but we do have group fitness classes. 

The Aquatic Center’s swimming pool and wading pool are free for Full Center Members.  Not yet a member?  You can purchase a day pass at the JCC Service Desk.  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.

We offer swim lessons, swim team, and a variety of other programs.  Be sure to check our Pool Schedule before your next visit.

For more information, contact the Aquatics Office at aquatics@apjcc.org or 408.357.7428.

Please note: The pool closes 30 minutes before the campus closes each day. 

Pool Rules and Safety

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

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!

Alerts About Pool Closings

State law requires us to close the pool for cleaning if certain types of contamination occur (see swim diaper policy above!). Want to receive a text alert on your cell phone letting you know if there’s a pool closing? Sign up for JCC text alerts.

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.

Cancellations and Refunds

To cancel your registration in an aquatics program, please send an email to aquatics@apjcc.org.

A Note About Fees

If you are registering a child for an aquatics program, please note that the program fee is based on the child’s JCC membership status, not the parent’s JCC membership status. If the child is a Full Center Member, he or she receives the Full Center Member discount.

Family Sunday Swim Days

Sundays, 12:00-3:00pm from April through November
The JCC offers Family Sunday Swim day every Sunday afternoon from April through November with three lanes dedicated to families and fun! Bring some food and stay for the afternoon. Open to all, bring your neighbors and friends! Free for Full Center Members and Summer Members. Non-members $30 per family of 5.