There are lots of great reasons the JCC is known for swimming. Members of all ages stay cool in the summer in our outdoor swimming pools and remain active in the winter months at the Uptown JCC's indoor pool with water workouts, adult lap swim, and swim lessons for all ages.  Enjoy all that the aquatics department offers -- water aerobics, personal aqua training, swim lessons, lifeguard classes, the JCC Dolphins Swim Team, and so much more!

Access to outdoor pool facilities is included in Gold & Silver memberships.  The indoor pool is reserved for adults with Universal Gold membership; children may enter this pool only during swim classes and swim lessons. At this time, only lap swimming is available due to COVID-19 capacity limitations. 

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


The recently renovated pool facilities feature three pools and a toddler splash pool. The new outdoor, six-lane lap pool is heated so swimmers can continue to utilize the pool during cold-weather days. The Oscar J. Tolmas Aquatic Complex includes:

  • Toddler Splash Pool with Interactive Water Features
  • Recreation Pool with Slide
  • Six-Lane, 25-yard Heated Outdoor Lap Pool
  • Family locker rooms and poolside changing rooms
  • Indoor Warm-Water Teaching and Therapy Pool

For more information about our pools, contact Aquatics Manager Greg Jennings.

Indoor Pool Hours

Our indoor pool is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The indoor pool is reserved for adults with Universal Gold membership and may be used any time it is not otherwise reserved for programming (see Indoor Pool Schedule); children may enter this pool only during swim classes and swim lessons.

Monday - Thursday, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday, 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Saturday and Sunday,  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Family Swim (Beginning October 5, 2019)
Saturday and Sunday, 2:30 - 5:00 PM

Outdoor Pool Hours

Outdoor Adult Lap Swimming

The schedule is subject to weather conditions.  No lap swimming on holidays.

Reserve Your Lane
Monday-Thursday, 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday, 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sunday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Due to capacity limitations, we are not offering general family swim at this time.

Guest Fees

We are not currently accepting guests due to COVID-19 capacity limitations.

JCC members may bring up to four guests to the pool at one time. Guests must be accompanied by member at all times.

Ages 18 and older | $15 per day
Ages 5 - 17 | $12 per day
Ages 4 and under | no charge
Babysitter Pass  | $50 each Download Request Form



Our outdoor pool in Metairie consists of six 25-yard lanes. A separate splash pad with water features is available for children ages 4 and under.

Metairie Pool Schedule

Reserve Your Lane

Lap Swimming

Monday - Thursday, 7:30 AM -10:30 AM and 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday, 7:30 AM -10:30 AM 
Sunday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Guest Fees

We are not currently accepting guests due to COVID-19 capacity limitations.

JCC members may bring up to four guests to the pool at one time. Guests must be accompanied by member at all times. Click here for guest policy details. 

Ages 4 and older | $12
Ages 3 and under | no charge
Babysitter Pass  | $50 per season Download Request Form

Pool Rules & Guidelines 

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 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and must be within arms length of any child in the water who cannot swim.
  • Children ages 5 - 12 will be tested to determine swim level.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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 lightening, 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. All guests must show a photo ID, sign in and complete the guest waiver form to gain admission.
  • 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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