J.F. Kennedy School Pool


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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
J.F. Kennedy School Pool
5 Cherry Street, Porter Square
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 629-5445 for the pool; (617) 625-6600 ext. 2980 for the Parks & Recreation Dept.

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Lap swimming: Residents $5.00, non-residents $6.00. [October, 2019]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25y, 6 lanes, 4f - 10f depth, indoors, 85ºF (29ºC)


Near Porter Square in the basement of the Kennedy School. The entrance to the pool is on Sartwell Avenue.
Middlesex County
42.389750, -71.115519

Teams That Use This Facility

Youth Swim
Click on the Team Name to view its website.

Facility Notes

The pool entrance is in the back of the school down several long flights of stairs.
There is also a warmer, 12y x 7y, unstriped, 2½f - 4f depth, children's/therapy pool with a ramp at this location.

Facility Reviews

During the December to early February season, the pool is shared with a local school swim team in the evening; only 3 or 4 swim lanes are available to the public.
The pool is modern and clean. The hours are great and everyone is extremely friendly.
Very nice pool, well run!