Outdoor Pool Information


Pool Occupancy for 2020

We have new guidelines this summer to ensure social distancing and safety protocol. Maximum capacity for the outdoor pool area is 150. Check out our new "My J" app to see capacity LIVE and to reserve lanes for lap swim.



The outdoor pool will close for the season on September 15th. Septemeber hours will be:


  • Lap swim: Monday-Friday: 9-11:45 a.m. 
  • Open swim: 3-6:45 p.m.
  • Open swim: Saturday & Sunday, 12-7 p.m.


Babysitter Cards

We are still offering babysitter passes for the summer; however, if you wish to get a babysitter pass, our policy is changing as reflected by the following:

  • 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 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.


Guest Passes
Absolutely no guest passes will be available for the summer of 2020, due to capacity restrictions.


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

Efrat’s Café
Opening on June 27th, open every day from noon-6 p.m. (Schedule is subject to change). Efrat’s Café will return this summer with 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.
22,9275 gallons


Baby Pool: 4-8 inches deep, 2,400 gallons (Not open at this time)