Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus

Indoor Aquatic Facilities

Our beautiful, new Indoor Aquatic Center is now open. In addition to our renovated lap pool, the new Baker Family Leisure Pool will give 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 exciting new spaces, we are also proud to provide our members with a new 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.

UPCOMING HOLIDAY HOURS
We will be closing early on  November 23rd, December 24th and December 31st.
We will be open special hours on November 24th, December 25th, and January 1st.
For full details on our holiday hours, click here

Wednesday, November 23 – Closing Early
5:00 – 11:00 a.m…..Adult Lap Swim & Programs (Lap Pool)
9:00 – 11:00 a.m…..Water Walking (Lazy River)
11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m…..Open Swim & Programs (Lap Pool)
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m…..Family Swim (Leisure Pool. No reservations required)

Thursday, November 24 – Special Hours
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m…….Adult Lap Swim & Open Swim (Lap Pool)
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m…..Water Walking (Lazy River)
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m…..Family Swim (Leisure Pool. No reservations required)

Friday, November 25
5:00 – 11:00 a.m…..Adult Lap Swim & Programs (Lap Pool)
9:00 – 11:00 a.m…..Water Walking (Lazy River)
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m…..Open Swim & Programs (Lap Pool)
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m…..Special! Family Swim (Leisure Pool. No reservations required)

 

WEEKEND SWIM RESERVATIONS
To make a reservation for weekend swim in the Leisure pool, click here.  For instructions on how to register, click here.

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.

From November 14 –  February 23, thee lanes of the lap pool will be in use, Monday – Friday from 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. The remaining three lap lanes will be available for Member use.

Monday – Thursday
Adult Lap Swim & Programs….5:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Water Walking 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Lazy River)
Open Swim & Programs………11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday
Adult Lap Swim & Programs….5:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Water Walking 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Lazy River)
Open Swim & Programs……….11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday
Open Swim & Programs……..7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Water Walking 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Lazy River)

About Lap & Open Swim

Adult Lap Swim & Programs
During these hours the indoor lap pool will be open for Adult Lap Swim, Water Fitness Classes, and Paid Programs ONLY. All water walking will be held in the Lazy River at the times listed. Only one lap lane will be available when programs are taking place.

Open Swim & Programs
During these hours the indoor lap pool will be available for Open Swim and Programs. Weekend water walking will be held in the Lazy River at the times listed.

• 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.

Water Walking Rules

Schedule for Lazy River Current
– The lazy river current will be OFF from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
– The lazy river current will be ON from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Water Walking is Limited to Lazy River ONLY During E.L.C. Swim Lessons.
– Lessons are held on Tuesdays / Wednesdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and on Thursdays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
– During these times, the radio volume will be at the ELC instructor’s discretion
– Please also be aware of private swim lessons during these times as well

Baker Family Leisure Pool

Monday – Thursday
Family Swim……4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Friday
The Baker Family Leisure Pool is CLOSED on Fridays.

Saturday – Sunday
Family Swim……10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.* – Reservations Required

*The Leisure Pool is CLOSED from 2-5 on Sunday

WEEKEND SWIM RESERVATIONS
To make a reservation for weekend swim in the Leisure pool, click here.  For instructions on how to register, click here.

About Family Swim

Family Swim
During these hours the Baker Family Leisure Pool 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
Due to the ongoing construction of the new indoor leisure area, there will be no baby pool available until the late spring of 2020. 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.