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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.

Try-out for the Jersey City Piranhas!

Try-outs begin April 20th through April 23rd from 4 p.m. -  7 p.m. for boys and girls ages 6 – 18.View or Download Flyer


Ferris High School, 35 Colgate Street

Applicants must be experienced swimmers. Bathing suits and goggles are required.




Summer's Over, But You Can Still Learn To Swim All Over Town!
Check out the classes at your neighborhood pool and finally get that scissor kick down! Click on the graphic below to view or download for easy reference. Please sign Participation Form attached to schedule and bring for registration.  

 View or Download Learn To Swim Schedule & Registration Forms 

 SCUBA Classes 

Open to boys and girls ages 11 - 17 and adults ages 18 & up. This one day course lasts 2 hours and is designed to give residents a chance to try out SCUBA Diving. 

LocationsPershing Field Pool, 201 Central Avenue

Registration is Ongoing and Classes Begin October 7th, 2014
Additional Info/Requirements/Fees
Applicants must be experienced swimmers & bring proof of residency. This Program Requires a Fee: $10 for Residents; $50 for Non-Residents, MONEY ORDERS Only: Payable to Jersey City Recreation/Scuba

Just show up. Registration is ongoing and first come/first served. For more information, call 201.547.6886.

Download Flyer & Registration form here.

Please sign Participation Form attached to schedule and bring for registration



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