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Aquatics

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is proud to offer a luxury aquatics facility with 2 indoor pools, 3 outdoor pools, and one water park splash pad to our members and community.

Lap pool.

Whether you are looking to exercise, learn to swim, train to join our award-winning Wave Runner swim team, or become a certified Lifeguard, our facility is equipped with the right accommodations and staff to meet all your aquatics needs!

Our beautiful indoor aquatic facility includes:

  • A six-lane, 25-meter indoor pool heated to between 81°-84° degrees. With a depth of 4′ – 12′.
  • An indoor training-sized pool heated to 90°. Featuring both shallow water, depth of 2′-3′ side.

Our seasonal outdoor facilities include:

  • A five-lane, newly renovated, 25-meter outdoor pool with a diving board.
  • An outdoor intermediate and baby pool.
  • An intermediate pool, for our camp program, equipped with shallow water, water slide for kids.
  • As well as a splash pad water park!

*All outdoor pools are heated to accommodate early morning lap swim.
*Each pool has an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard on duty at all times.

Man doing the breaststroke in the pool.
Child and swim instructor during a swim lesson.
Two kids playing on a water playground.
Woman swimming in the pool.
Indoor pool facility.
Senior woman in the pool.
Woman swimming underwater.
Young girl with goggles under water.
Kathleen Costantini.

Meet Kathleen Costantini

Aquatics Director Health and Wellness

As the Aquatics Director, Kathleen assists in overseeing and managing all aspects of the Aquatics Department. She is an avid swimmer who has always loved to be around a pool. […]

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Pool Rules & Schedules

Outdoor Pool Schedule

Monday-Thursday
Lap Swim: 5:30-9:15 am, 7-7:45 pm
Family Swim: 2-4 pm & 4:30-6:30 pm

Wednesdays
Duck Pool Family Swim: 7-7:45 pm

Fridays
Lap Swim: 5:30-9:15 am
Family Swim: 2-5:45 pm

Sundays
Family Swim: 10 am-12 pm, 12:30-3:30 pm, 4-7 pm

Indoor Pool Schedule

Shared Lanes have been added to accommodate more members safely (starting 10/18/20).

All pool use is for members only and available through the JCCOTP app. Check out the JCCOTP app for more details and to reserve your spot or contact fitness@jccotp.org.

*These times are for lap swim unless otherwise specified

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Lap Swim Lap Swim Lap Swim Lap Swim Lap Swim
5:30-6:15 am 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-6 shared
6:30-7:15 am 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-6 shared
7:30-8:15 am 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-6 shared
8:30-9:15 am 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-6 shared
9:30-10:15 am 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-6 shared
10:30-11:15 am 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-6 shared
11:30am-12:15 pm Aqua Aerobics
1-2

Lap Swim
3-6 shared
1-6 shared 1-6 shared Aqua Aerobics
1-2

Lap Swim
3-6 shared
1-6 shared
12:30-1:15 pm 3-6 shared 3-6 shared 3-6 shared 3-6 shared 1-6 shared
1:45-2:15 pm 1-6 shared 1-5 shared 1-6 shared 1-5 shared 1-5 shared
2:30-3:15 pm 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-5 shared 1-5 shared
* until 3pm
3:15-3:45 pm 1-5 shared
3:30-4:15 pm 2-6 shared 2-6 shared 2-6 shared 2-6 shared
4:00-4:45 pm 1-5 shared
4:30-5:15 pm 2-6 shared 2-6 shared
5:30-6:15 pm 2-6 shared 2-6 shared
6:30-7:00 pm 2-6 shared 2-6 shared
7:00-7:45 pm 2-6 shared 2-6 shared
7:15-7:45 pm 1-6 shared 2-6 shared
8:00-8:45 pm 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-6 shared 1-6 shared

*These times are for lap swim unless otherwise specified

Hours Lap Swim
8:00-8:45 am 1-6 shared
9:00-9:45 am 1-6 shared
12:30-1:15 pm 3-6 shared
1:30-2:15 pm 3-6 shared
2:30-3:00 pm 3-6 shared

Lanes 3-6 are shared and labeled according by ability level and follow current executive order guidelines which requires individuals sharing lanes to enter from opposite ends of the pool and circle swim as follows:
Lane 3 Intermediate
Lane 4 Advanced
Lane 5 Intermediate
Lane 6 Recreational

What if I am an advanced swimmer and all that is left is a recreational lane? Can I book it?
You are absolutely welcome to, but please do your best to not disrupt and be patient with the recreational swimmer. Recreational swimmers should not book advanced lanes.

Will lanes 4-6 be shared all hours of the week?
No, to start we are implementing shared lanes during the designated time slots on the schedule.
Lanes 4-6 will remain individual during all other time slots.

For more information contact Kathleen Costantini, Aquatics Director at kcostantini@jccopt.org

FAQs

Health and Safety Measures

Extensive health and safety measures will be in place, including the following:

  1. Please check-in through the Health & Recreation entrance
  2. Registration is required, no walk-ins will be accepted
  3. Please keep to your reservation and exit promptly. You must exit and check-in between all subsequent reservations.
  4. Adult supervision is required in the water for all non-swimmers
  5. Children six (6) & under must be accompanied by an adult & within arm’s reach at all times
  6. Children ten (10) & under must be supervised by an adult at all times
  7. Children who are not toilet trained must wear special swim diapers under their bathing suits
  8. Children in diapers are not permitted in the main pool
  9. The JCC will not be providing any equipment or towels. Please bring your own.
  10. No noodles or floats are permitted. All lifejackets must be Coast Guard approved
  11. No food or eating is permitted anywhere on the deck
  12. No glass containers are permitted
  13. Shoes must be worn at all times in the bathrooms/locker rooms
  14. The downstairs Men’s and Women’s shower area of the locker rooms are open for adult
  15. AQUATICS use only for swimmers to shower and/or change at the end of their reservation only. Enter and exit to shower areas from pool deck
  16. We strongly suggest you come to the facility “swim ready” for your reservation
  17. The family changing rooms are available for families with children and swimmers who need to change prior to their reservation
  18. Lockers are not available for use in the family changing rooms nor the Men’s and Women’s locker rooms
  19. Face coverings must be worn through the check-in process, in the bathrooms/locker rooms, and on the pool deck
  20. Face coverings are NOT permitted in the water
  21. Swimmers must shower before entering the pool; please use the shower on the pool deck
  22. Please practice social distancing (6 ft from non-family members) both in and around the pool
  23. There is no access to other areas of the facility during your visit
  24. Shared lanes are two swimmers per lane. Each swimmer will enter and exit from opposite ends of the pool and circle swim in the same direction
  25. Single lanes are one swimmer per lane except when of the same household. Family members sharing a lap lane must circle swim
  26. The indoor Training Pool can be reserved for family swim time. One swim session reservation accommodates up to six individuals on your membership. Individuals not listed on your membership will be denied access. If you have any questions about who is included in your membership, please contact bwilson@jccotp.org
  27. Swim Caps must be worn in the Epstein Family indoor pool; Caps can be purchased through the J Store on the JCCOTP App
  28. Children 10 years old and younger must be supervised by an adult. Children 6 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult in the pool and within arm’s reach.

Are swim caps required?

All swimmers must wear swim caps when swimming indoors. Children 2-years of age and under are exempt.

Safer Participants

Limited Occupancy/Smaller Class Sizes
Aquatics programs are limited in size. Parents or caregivers are not allowed in the facility. You may walk your child through health checks and check-in, but then must exit immediately afterward. The only exception is one parent or caregiver per participant in swim levels 1 and 2 and Water Babies will be allowed at the indoor pool during the class.

Physical Distancing
Participants are encouraged and positioned to physically distance themselves during classes.

Health Checks
Health screening questions and a temperature check is required for all participants prior to entry. Out of an abundance of caution, you may be asked questions more than once if you are participating in different programs. We appreciate your understanding. Members are asked to remain home if they are ill or have been exposed to COVID-19.

Touchless Check-In
A “check-in” team member will be stationed at our front door to greet participants, check them in, and let them know where to meet their coach.

Check-Out
Check-out is located outside the health and wellness entrance. Children will be walked out by a member of the health and wellness team. Early pickups must be coordinated in advance.

Personal Protective Equipment
Parents and children over the age of 2 are required to wear a face-covering to comply with the current Executive Order while in the facility and on the pool deck. Face coverings are not permitted in the water.

Registration
Paper registration forms have been replaced with online registration only.

Locker Rooms/Changing Rooms
Locker rooms are closed; Swimmers should plan to arrive and leave in their bathing suits.

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JCCOTP App

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Schedule

Aquatics

Summer Swim Clinic – Session III

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Aquatics

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