Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus

Indoor Aquatic Facilities

In addition to our renovated lap pool, the Baker Family Leisure Pool gives Members the opportunity to enjoy family swim time beyond the traditional summer season. Take a virtual tour of this space here. In addition to these beautiful spaces, we are also proud to provide our members with a Family Changing Area. This space, located just off of the indoor lap pool, features five large and private stalls. Each stall is complete with a sink, soap and paper towels, toilet, shower, and diaper changing station. Lockers and additional sinks are located in the main area of the changing area as well. Towel service will be available unless otherwise noted. Questions? Call the Aquatics Department at (402) 334-6473 or Member Services at (402) 334-6426.

Indoor Lap Pool

The lap pool includes 6 full lap lanes, new filter and gutter systems, easy access stair entry, new HVAC equipment and sound panels. Unless noted, towel service will be offered at the indoor pool.

Lap Pool: Summer Hours

Monday – Thursday
5:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m…Lap Swim & Programs
Lap Pool Closed from 12-4
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m…Lap Swim & Programs

Friday
5:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m…Lap Swim & Programs

Saturday – Sunday
7:30a.m. – 1200 p.m…Lap Swim & Programs

Indoor Lap Pool: CLOSED AUGUST 4-17
Please note that the indoor lap pool will be CLOSED from August 4th through the 17th for annual cleaning and repair work. During this time, all morning lap swim and programs will be held outdoors. Members MUST use Membership ID card to gain access through the direct outdoor entrance during these hours. Tuesday evening water aerobics will be canceled from August 4-17. All other classes and programs will be held outdoors. Click here to see hours for the outdoor lap pool.

Adult Lap Swim & Programs

During Adult Lap Swim & Program hours the indoor lap pool will be open for Adult Lap Swim, Water Fitness Classes, and Paid Programs ONLY.

– Only the lap pool will be available during lap swim hours.
– Lap swim, lesson, programs and classes are allowed during lap swim hours.
– Only one lap lane will be available when programs are taking place.
– All water walking will be held in the Lazy River at the times listed.

Water Walking

During Fall / Winter Hours all Adult Water Walking hours, water walking will be held in the indoor lazy river.
During Summer Hours all Adult Water Walking will be held outdoors. Click here for details.

– On Mondays – Fridays the first hour of Water Walking will be without a current. At 10:00 a.m. the current will be turned on.
– On Saturday and Sunday the current will be on for the entire time.

 

Open Swim & Programs

During Open Swim & Program hours only the indoor lap pool will be available for open swim and aquatic programs.

– Lap swim, lesson, programs and classes are allowed during lap swim hours.
– Only the lap pool will be available during lap swim hours.
– Limited lap lanes available when aquatic programs are being held.

Baker Family Leisure Pool

Summer Hours

Effective May 26, 2024

The Baker Family Indoor Leisure Pool is CLOSED during the summer. Click here to view hours for our outdoor facility.

Family Swim

During Family Swim hours the entire Baker Family Leisure Pool area will be available for family swim.
Water Features will be available, staff permitting. Water feature use depends on results of swim testing and staffing. Reservations are REQUIRED for weekend family Swim.

The Baker Family Leisure Pool includes:

  • Leisure Pool With Zero-depth Entry & Splash Features
  • 15′ Water Slide
  • Lazy River
  • Water Therapy Vortex
  • Family Changing Area
  • ADA compliant underwater wheelchair and motorized lift assist
  • Defender filtration system with an additional UV filter

• The leisure area will be open, staff permitting, during family swim hours.
• Youth must be swim tested before they use the water features.
• Youth must have a green band and be 48″ tall to use the water slide.

Overview of Rules & Policies

Rules & Policies
All Members and Non Members must abide by the following pool rules when using our facilities. Lifeguard(s) on duty have the final say regarding all pool rules, pool regulations and pool situations. Pool management will back lifeguard(s) on decisions made.

The following items are NOT allowed:

  • Outside food and/or drink (water in plastic bottle is ok)
  • Glass containers
  • Drugs, alcohol or tobacco
  • No underwear, cut-off jeans/pants or colored t-shirts are allowed in the pool. Proper bathing suits are required.

The following behavior policies will be enforced at all times:

  • No pushing or throwing persons in the pool
  • No horseplay, running, dunking, spitting or shoulder riding
  • No hitting, kicking, or violence of any kind
  • No prolonged underwater swimming or breath holding
  • Hanging on pool equipment such as ropes and ladders, is not allowed. Improper use of water features is not allowed.
  • Outside inflatables (balls, rafts, water wings etc.) are not permitted in the pool facility. Individuals requiring flotation assistance may use US Coast-Guard approved PFDs (life vests) only.
  • Diving is only permitted in water deeper than 9 feet. Be aware of what (or who) is beneath you when entering.
  • The JCC is not responsible for your personal property.
Swim Testing
Youth Swim Testing Policy – Indoor Pool
Any youth age 11 and under (or swimmers that appear to be struggling at the discretion of the Aquatics staff) will be swim tested and issued a wristband. All youth must wear this wristband at all times. Youth may be re-tested. For further details, please call (402) 334-6473.

Supervision & Wrist Band Policy

  • Children 5 and under must have an adult in the water with them at ALL times. Children ages 8 and under who are in the water must be actively supervised by an adult who is within arm’s reach. Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Children 11 and under must take a 25 meter swim test to determine their swim ability. Tests will be administered by a lifeguard during designated times. Children will be issued a wristband based on results.
  • Children 11 and under must wear their designated swim level wristband at all times.

Green Level Swimmers
Must swim one length of the lap pool without flotation, tread water for 30 seconds, and swim back to where they started completely unassisted. The swimmer must complete this to the satisfaction of the lifeguard giving the test. Approved green level swimmers are allowed to swim to the deep end.

Yellow Level Swimmers
Must be able to swim half the length of the lap pool. They must complete the swim unassisted, with minimal or no touching of the bottom or grabbing onto the wall or lane line. Approved yellow level swimmers are allowed to swim the in the shallow end of the lap pool.

Red Level Swimmers
Red level swimmers are sometimes uncomfortable in water over his/her head and struggle with stroke movements. Red level swimmers, and all those age 5 and under, MUST have an adult in the water with them at all times. Children who have not taken a swim test must wear a red wristband.

Youth Supervision Policy

We are reminding all families using the pool of the following policies.

  • All youth age 5 and under, or children who use a flotation device, MUST have an adult in the water with them at ALL times.
  • All youth under the age of 8 must be actively supervised by an adult who is within arm’s reach.
  • All youth age 11 and under must be actively supervised by an adult.
  • All youth age 11 and under (or those who appear to be struggling) will be swim tested and issued a wristband. Tests will be administered by a lifeguard. Children will be issued a wristband indicating their swim ability. Children must wear their wristband at all times.
  • Infants and toddlers who are not potty-trained are required to wear a specially made swim diaper, i.e. Little Swimmers. Disposable diapers and rubber pants are NOT allowed.

You Belong Here

The Jewish Community Center has been a big part of Omaha for more than eight decades! We opened our doors in 1925 and still, today continue to serve everyone in the community with our state-of-the-art facilities, outstanding programs, and dedicated staff. We’ve been here in the past, we’re here today and we’ll be here tomorrow.