Recreational and lap swimming are offered at both Uptown and Metairie locations. Reservations will not be required for recreational swimming; however, members must still reserve a lane for lap swimming Uptown. Pool parties and guests will not be allowed this summer due to COVID-19.

Are you a lap swimmer at our Uptown location? Click here to join our lap swimmer email list for updates. Click here to reserve a lane.

Members can purchase a $50 Summer Babysitter Pass for a caregiver to take their children to the pool when they are not available. Click here to purchase.

Pool Schedules

Uptown Pool Hours

Recreational Swim

June 7 - August 1
Monday - Thursday, 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM**
Friday, Closed
Saturday, 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday, 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

August 2 - August 15
Monday - Thursday, 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday, Closed
Saturday, 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday, 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

August 16 - September 26
Monday - Thursday, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday, Closed
Saturday, 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday, 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

**Family pool and splash pad open at 2:00 PM. Lap pool opens at 3:00 PM.

outdoor lap swim

June 7 - August 1 
Monday - Thursday, 5:30 AM 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM*
Friday, 5:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Saturday, 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM*
Sunday, 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM*

August 2 - September 26
Monday - Thursday, 5:30 AM 10:30 AM and 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM*
Friday, 5:30 AM - 10-:30 AM
Saturday, 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM*
Sunday, 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM*

*Two lap lanes available during recreational swimming hours


Monday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 

Reserve a Lane

Metairie Pool Hours 

Please note, due to COVID-19, we will not offer pool parties this summer.

Recreational Swimming

May 23 - May 28
Monday-Thursday: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday, Closed
Saturday, 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday, 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

May 29 - August 8
Monday - Thursday, 3:00 PM - 7: 30 PM
Friday, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday, 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM 

August 9 - August 31
Monday - Thursday, 4:00 PM - 7: 00 PM
Friday, Closed
Saturday, 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday, 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM 

September 1 - September 30
Monday - Friday, Closed
Saturday, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 

*One lap lane available on a first-come, first-served basis during recreational swimming hours

Adult Lap Swimming

June 1 - August 6
Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM


Pool Guidelines

Enhanced Safety Procedures

Members must complete a waiver prior to using the facility. Print and complete at home to save time, or fill one out after you check-in. The parent or guardian member must complete prior to a minor's use of the facility.

Member Waiver Minor Waiver

Before your visit, please review nojcc.org/covidsafety for information about how we are keeping staff and members safe. We have also established rules specifically for pool users:
updated May 24, 2021

  • Reservations are still required for group exercise, indoor and outdoor lap swimming Uptown.
  • Reservations are not required for recreational swimming.
  • Staff not on the guard stands will help enforce social distancing rules with members.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face covering when entering and moving throughout the facility.
  • Indoor pool locker rooms will be available for changing and showers with a maximum of two people at a time.
  • Social distancing measures should be observed while in the locker rooms.
  • During shifts, staff will frequently wash hands and disinfect frequent touchpoints (gates, furniture, handrails, guard equipment).
  • Tables and chairs have been spread out to support physical distancing. Please do not rearrange furniture without approval from the pool supervisor.
  • To allow for social distancing during recreational swimming, please exit our Uptown pool using the Ranson Breezeway.
  • No guests are allowed to use the facility at this time.
  • No pool parties or rentals will be allowed during the 2021 recreational swim season.

Weather Cancelations (Uptown)

We will email closure information to everyone who is scheduled to swim, but will also send a text alert to those who have signed up for the text messaging system. 

To opt into text messages, follow these steps:

  • Log in to your member services account
  • Select "Account Info"
  • Select "Contact Info" and then click on the "Contact Preferences" button at the bottom right side of your screen
  • Select your mobile phone number and then mark the checkboxes under "Subscribe to Confirmation Text" AND "Subscribe to Alert Text." You can also elect to receive reminder texts, but to receive the closure alerts you MUST check the other two boxes.
  • Click on "Submit Changes" to save your preferences

Once you opt-in, you will receive a text message from 72-480, which is the JCC code, asking you to CONFIRM. After you confirm, you will receive a "Thanks for joining Club Alerts," message. Neither message indicates it is from the JCC, but you can create a new contact associated with the 72-480 number to help you identify future messages as coming from the JCC.

Pool Rules & Guidelines 

The JCC follows “Test, Mark, Protect” swim skills assessment for children ages 5 to 12. Read more at nojcc.org/testmarkprotect.

To ensure the comfort and safety of all members, please observe the following rules and regulations. Lifeguards are authorized to enforce all rules. The JCC pool operates under American Red Cross recommended guidelines.

  • No swimming without a lifeguard on duty.
  • Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children ages 5 - 12 will be tested to determine swim level. Visit nojcc.org/testmarkprotect for more information.
  • One adult caregiver may not be responsible for more than two non-swimmers during open swim.
  • Refrain from cell phone use while watching children at the pool.
  • No diving! No running! No breath holding!
  • The JCC and the pool are designated non-smoking/non-vaping areas.
  • Proper swim attire is required. The supervisor on duty has discretion in determining whether specific swim attire is appropriate.
  • Food and drink are not allowed within 3 feet of the pool. Chewing gum is not permitted in pools or on the pool deck.
  • Glass containers, alcoholic beverages, drugs, and pets are not permitted.
  • Service animals are permitted in the pool area but not in the pool. Emotional support animals are prohibited.
  • Any person suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs shall be prohibited from entering the pool.
  • Snorkels, face masks that obstruct the nose, rafts, hard plastic toys, or noodles are not allowed in the pool.
  • Swim toys, small balls, and the like may be used at the discretion of the supervisor on duty.
  • Splash pool is for ages 5 and under.
  • Non-swimmers must be accompanied by an adult and must wear a JCC-provided Personal Flotation Device. Water wings may not be worn.
  • Running, roughhousing and boisterous play, using foul language, dunking, hanging on lane lines, improper conduct causing unique disruption or damage and any acts which could endanger oneself or another individual are strictly prohibited.
  • There will be a 10-minute rest period for people under 18 years of age every hour during the open swim period.
  • Roped-off lanes are reserved for lap swimmers and swim testing.
  • Persons having or reasonably suspected to have any known or recognizable contagious communicable diseases, cough, cold, cuts, open sores, blisters, bandaged wounds, fever, inflammation of the eyes, nasal or ear discharges shall not be allowed to enter the pool.
  • Spitting, urinating, blowing of the nose, spouting of water, or depositing foreign matter in the pool shall be strictly prohibited.
  • Use of pool shall be prohibited during lightning, thunder, and severe weather conditions at the discretion of the supervisor on duty.
  • Infants/children who are not toilet trained and adults who are incontinent, who wish to enter the pool, must wear a disposable swim diaper covered by separate rubber/vinyl pants, all of which must fit snugly around the legs and waist.
  • Any injury occurring in the pool area must be reported to a lifeguard or pool supervisor immediately.
  • Any adult or child who is experiencing even a mild case of diarrhea may not use the pool. Persons with diarrhea should wait after symptoms end before returning to the pool.
  • The use of starting blocks is restricted to approved swim practices, swim meets, and instructional programs only under the supervision of a certified Water Safety Instructor or swim coach.
  • Check in at the Fitness Desk to gain entry to the pool area. All members must show their membership cards or a photo ID. 
  • The JCC reserves the right to revoke the swimming privileges of those members and guests who do not follow pool rules and regulations.

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