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Swimming Programs

The Department of Recreation offers open swim and learn to swim programs for residents of every age.  The department utilizes various public school pools throughout the year. In addition, Pershing Field Pool is open all  year roundPavonia Pool and Lafayette Pool and Aquatics Center are outdoor pools which are open for the summer months.  There is a fee required for Pershing Field Pool.  All pool schedules and fee information can be found at right.

Learn To Swim Classes @ Pershing Field
Download or View Flyer & RegistrationThis program is open to males and females ages 6mos- Adult and will take place once a week at Pershing Field Pool.

Space is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Pre-registration is on-site and runs from Monday, 2/10 - Friday, 2/14, from 4pm -7pm.

Class size is limited to 12 participants per class. There is a $10 fee.
Baby & Me - ages 6 months to 13 years
PSA - age 4 years
Levels 1-4 - ages 5 -17
Adults - age 18 & Over

Birth Certificate & Proof of Residency Required At Registration.
Participants will be tested level placement upon registration.

Download or view flyer and registration form here or by clicking on graphic.

Free Learn To Swim Lessons @ Local Pools, November 2013 – May 2014
This program is open to males and females ages 6 – 14 and will take place once a week at local indoor Download flyerpools around the city. 

Space is limited and pre-registration, which is on-site during the hours of operation, will begin October 15th, 2013.

Class sizes are limited to 15 participants and classes will be 30 minutes one day a week during the scheduled for Mondays – Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Location & Schedule
Local pools around the city. Download flyer with list of participating neighborhood pools here.

The swim lessons run in 7 sessions, 4pm -7pm,  beginning  Monday, November 4th, 2013, and runs through Thursday, May 29th, 2014. Download flyer with pool locations and registration form here or click on graphic at right.


Registration will take place at the pool of choice during regular operating hours beginning October 15, 2013. This program is FREE, though proof of Jersey City residency is required. 
 Download flyer with pool locations and registration form.

Swim Team - Piranhas
Note: The next set of tryouts for The Piranhas will be held in April & May, 2014. Open to boys and girls ages 5 - 17. The swim team practices at Ferris High School and Pavonia Pool.  Tryouts are held in the spring at the Ferris High School Pool, 35 Colgate Street. Practices are held throughout the summer. See information below.

Swim Team  







Ferris High School Pool
35 Colgate Street

The Piranha Swim Team season will hold practices each week throughout the summer, Monday through Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Pavonia Pool on Pavonia and West Side Avenues. The first practice will be on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
Additional Info/Requirements/Fees
Applicants must be experienced swimmers. Bathing suits are required.

Just show up. For more information, call 201.547.5003, or email

Summer Pools & Sprinklers Schedule
This is a seasonal program which begins around Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day. 

Locations & Schedule
TBA - Late Spring 2014

Additional Info/Requirements/Fees 
Bring a towel and have fun.


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