About Our Pools

Making a splash with our aquatics facilities!

Dive into the cool, blue water in our Recreational Lap Pool or ease on in via the accessible zero-entry ramp. Swim laps in a 25-yard lane or work on your cannonball splash. Wade in 6″ of just-right water with little ones in our Family Pool. Play in the Family Pool’s spray features or slide down one of the tallest waterslides in the Triangle. Take an Aquatics group exercise class or lounge poolside with a snack from the concessions stand. Whatever you need for your summer to be perfect, the J has it.

Open seasonally only, our pool season begins in May and ends October 30th! While the weather in Durham is usually warm enough for cool water, our Recreational Lap Pool is also heated for those early morning Water Aerobics classes, Water Dragons Swim Team practices, Swim Lessons, and for the occasional chilly days. We work hard to ensure your comfort!

Why do people love the Levin JCC pools?

Water Aerobics group exercise classes five days a week!

A Levin JCC favorite, Water Aerobics students build strength and stamina each weekday morning! This class supports all fitness levels and abilities and is great for those recovering from injury or living with chronic pain. Water Aerobics class begin for All-Inclusive Members on May 4th!

Click here for our current Group Exercise schedule.

Interval Lap Swim group exercise class each week!

Develop cardiorespiratory fitness. Build muscle. Increase stamina. Stay cool in the evening heat while doing timed, interval laps. Appropriate for all fitness levels.

NEW Aquatics Bootcamp class!

A combination of outdoor exercises using the deck and the Recreational Lap Pool for interval training. Improve your cardio, strength, agility, and endurance with controlled body exercises and while utilizing the pool for swimming laps, water running, and more. This fee-based class is designed for intermediate and advanced levels.

Click here to register for Aquatics Bootcamp!

Group and Private Swim lessons for all ages and abilities!

We offer 30-minute lessons for all ages and abilities! Whether you’re brand new to a pool or interested in learning better technique for your 100m butterfly, prefer one-on-one or feel more comfortable in a group class, the J’s instructors will guide you to your goals. Click here to learn more about swim lessons.

  • Registration opens for Swim Lessons: January 22nd/Members;  February 5th/general public
  • Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons begin at the end of May; Group Swim Lessons begin on June 6th.

Sensory-Friendly Swim times each month!

Once a month, our pools are closed to the usual summer hustle and bustle to create a quieter, less crowded environment for those with autism and other sensory needs and their families. Space is limited; registration is required. Upcoming dates: June 28th, July 26th, August 30th, 6-7:45pm. Register here! Because space is limited, please let us know as soon as you can if you’re unable to make it, so that we can offer your slot to another guest. 

Water Dragons Swim Team!

Swimmers of all levels ages 4-18 years old learn teamwork and hone technique with guidance from their swim coaches. With a flexible practice schedule and options to compete in league swim meets, Water Dragons get to make waves up to four days a week! Click here to learn more about the Water Dragons! Registration opens for the Water Dragons Swim Team on January 22nd for Members and on February 5th for the general public.

Expertly trained and certified Lifeguards!

We have a reputation for rule-loving and rule-enforcing lifeguards. Why? Because the safety of our members and guests is our number one priority. At the J, we know how to have fun and be safe, too!

Want to become a lifeguard? We also offer Lifeguard Training Courses, which include First Aid, CPR, and AED certification! We’ll offer two sessions in the spring, one over a long weekend and one in the evenings, in order to accommodate all schedules! At $185/members and $210/guests, our trainings are the most affordable in the Triangle!

Session 1: March 13th-15th

Session 2: March 25th-April 3rd (with no class on March 27th, 28th, and 29th)

Interested in joining our Aquatics team as a Lifeguard? We’re hiring! Click here to see the job description and employment application.

Spacious pool deck, lounge chairs, and covered tables!

Maybe swimming isn’t your thing. That’s cool. We have plenty of comfortable lounge chairs, most in the shade, and tables with enormous sun umbrellas throughout our pool deck. Catch some sun–or some Zzzs–poolside!

Interested in membership? Click here to learn more!