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Outdoor Pool Information


The outdoor pool will be open for the season from May 25, 2024 to September 2, 2024.

Pool Hours: Open Swim 11am-7:45 Every Day


Get your summer membership now! Click here for rates or contact our Membership Director, Ryan at rmiller@shawjcc.org or 330-835-0049.



Pool Hours: Open Swim 11am-7:45pm Every Day


Lap Swim Hours (First-come, first serve)

Monday: 10-11:30am & 6-7:30pm

Tuesday-Friday: 10-11:30am & 6-8pm

Saturday-Sunday: 9-11am & 6-7:30pm


Weekday morning lap swim = 4 Lanes

Weekend morning lap swim = 6 Lanes

ALL evening lap swim = 3 Lanes


Outdoor Pool Phone: 330-836-8900


Outdoor Pool Rules Here 


Guest Policy

We will be allowing guests at our outdoor pool and our facility! Please visit our Members & Guests Policies page.


Babysitter Cards

Please take note of our babysitter card policies:

  • Babysitter cards will be assigned to ONE PERSON and that person’s personal information and photo must be on file just like a member’s information would.  This is for security purposes.
  • Families may request up to two babysitter cards.  There will be an administrative fee of $15 per babysitter card.
  • If you have an existing babysitter card, it needs to be replaced to match our current cards and our records must be updated to reflect the current babysitter as mentioned above.  A new card will be issued for $15.
  • The permissions on the babysitter card will be for the outdoor pool area only.  No building access will be granted.
  • The babysitter’s parent or guardian must sign one of our new facility waivers on the babysitter’s behalf (if a minor).


Inclement Weather

The National Lightning Safety Institute recommends waiting at least 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder is heard before resuming activity in the water for pools. The Shaw JCC indoor and outdoor pools are connected by underground pipes and pump systems, so we follow this rule year-round. In the case of thunder or lightning, swimmers may be asked to exit the indoor and outdoor pool areas for at least 30 minutes. In the event that American Red Cross Swim Lessons are taking place during this time, students will be offered a safety instructional class. Classes will not be canceled or rescheduled due to instructor availability. Prior to arriving at the Shaw JCC, please check our “My Akron J” app or call 330-867-7850 to inquire if the pools are open in case of inclement weather.


Membership Cards
Please remember to bring your membership card every time you visit our facility and swipe in. Lap swimmers must swipe in at the fitness desk and open swim members must swipe in at the pool gate. During these times, please make every effort to bring your membership card with you when you come to The J. Cards left overnight will be taken to the member service desk located in the fitness center.


Kosher Food Policy
Members and guests are welcome to bring any food except meat and poultry.

Efrat’s Café
Efrat’s Café has all your favorite menu items like chips, cold drinks, pizza, tuna wraps, and more! New tasty food items are in store for our members.

Pool Specs


Outdoor Pool: Shallow end 2 feet deep, middle section 3-5 feet deep. Six, 25 yard lap lanes 5-12 feet deep. During open swim the lap lanes are divided in two sections, one for a 5-6 feet deep section and another 12 feet deep section where the diving board and the slide are located.
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  • Aquatics Director

    Interested in learning more about our aquatics programs? Contact Vickey Syme, our Aquatics Director!

    330-835-0055 or email