Aquatics

 

Whether you want to learn to swim or get fit, we offer many aquatics programs for all ages.

Our 4 lane, 25m indoor salt water main pool has a beach-like ramp, therapeutic hot tub, shallow baby pool, slide, and patio lounges. Our outdoor pool, open from late spring to early fall, has plenty of patio lounges, tables and chairs and change rooms.

GENERAL POOL & HOT TUB SCHEDULE

The pool is open from the time the building opens to one 1/2 hour before the building closes (some exceptions). Swimmers will find one lap lane open at all times except during group lessons and major swim team practices.

Our hot tub is also open from the time the building opens to one-half hour before closing, except during restricted gender swims (where access is granted to men or women only).

Admission Standards for Children

New standards have been issued by the Office of the Chief Coroner to assist lifeguards in maintaining adequate surveillance over the whereabouts and the activities of young bathers while they are inside the pool enclosure.

  • Children ages 8 to 10 are required to pass a swim test in order to swim unsupervised. Children who do not complete the test are required to be directly supervised by a parent or guardian (16+) who is present in the water within arms reach at all times.
  • Children under the age of 8 may not be admitted to the swimming pool unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian (16+) who is in the water within arms reach of the child, with a maximum of two children for each parent or guardian

A Message from SJCC President/COO Barry Sohn regarding Swim Lesson Pricing

Thanks to all who weighed in on the issue of swim lesson fees. We wanted to join the conversation. There were several factors that went in to this decision. First, the increase in minimum wage has had a profound impact on our JCC. Based on the number of people we employ, the annual impact of the increase is upwards of $60,000. We simply cannot absorb that cost without an adjustment to our budget. Unlike other similar agencies, we made a conscious decision to avoid laying off staff or raising our membership dues. We did not want to compromise services or programs in any way. We also did not want the burden to be placed on members who are our lifeblood and are our single greatest source of revenue. We did look at market conditions and our fees to members are in line with the market place. In fact our non-member rate for semi-private lessons based on 10 sessions is exactly the same (after you compute the math) as one of our competitors who bases their pricing on 3 or 4 sessions. We also see this as an opportunity to demonstrate the benefit of membership. Our non-member users are welcome, but at a premium price to access our wonderful programs and facilities. We do believe and have received substantial feedback that our facility and in particular our salt water pool, are simply put, better than most other facilities in our neighborhood. We respect the right of consumers to make decisions that serve them best. We sincerely hope that the JCC is on your radar whether for swim lessons or any of our other programs of excellence like our numerous summer day camps. As a way of trying to mitigate the impact of any cost increase, we are willing to credit the differential between the member rate and non-member rate to the cost of membership for non-members who decide to join the JCC within 60 days of your program registration. Thanks again for voicing your concerns. We have heard you and will continue to do our best to serve the needs of our community. We’d love to welcome you as members and please note, if you register for two sessions of swim lessons, the fee differential covers the cost of a youth membership.

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We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada. Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.

 

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