Amherst, NY: 716-688-4033
Buffalo, NY:   716-886-3145


Aquatics at the JCC

Our aquatics centers offer open swim periods, private lessons and training, and group classes throughout the week.

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Aquatics at the JCC

The JCC has some of the finest indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a great selection of pool activities and classes.

Aquatics Fitness Schedules

The pool facilities on both the JCC Buffalo campuses of the JCC of Greater Buffalo make it possible to provide a wide range of aquatic programming. Both locations' indoor pools are open year-round for lap swims and classes. At Getzville, the Grossman Outdoor Pool Complex is open during the summer months. Whether you use the pool for exercise, recreation or to develop new water skills, the aquatics staff can accommodate your needs. Our pool temperatures are maintained between 84-86 degrees. 

Getzville / Amherst Buffalo
Indoor Pool  Indoor Pool
5 lanes, 25 yards 4 lanes, 25 yards
Depth ranges from 3.5-12 feet  Depth ranges from 3-9 feet
Bleachers for spectators  Bleachers for spectators
Diving board   


Grossman Family Outdoor Pool Complex

5 lane pool, 25 yard
Depth 2.5-5.5 feet
1 toddler pool up to 1-2 feet deep 

Lessons and Classes

Parent/infant swim classes start for children as young as six months and group swim lessons begin at age four. We also offer swim lessons designed for teens and adults and fitness swim classes for knowledgeable swimmers looking for a challenge. Group lessons are taught by American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors. 

To see our classes for children at the Benderson Family Building, click here:

To see our classes for children at the Holland  Family Building, click here:

Storm Swim Club

Click here to visit the Storm Swim Team page.

Certification Classes

A variety of American Red Cross courses are offered including all levels of CPR/AED, Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Instructor, Basic Water Rescue, Home Pool Safety, Water Safety Instructor, Babysitting, Safety Training for Swim Coaches, First Aid, Responding to Emergencies, and Home Pool Safety. 

Click here to visit the Certifications page

Private Swim Lessons

Click here to visit the Aquatics Personal Training page.

For More Information

Getzville Aquatics Director
Julie Kingsley (716) 204-2080

Buffalo Aquatics Director
Eric Poniatowski (716) 886-3172 ext. 411


Lifeguards and Safety

The safety of our swimmers is of the utmost importance. Certified lifeguards are alert and on hand to protect our swimmers at all times. When you are at the pool, please follow our Pool Rules and Swimming Etiquette guidelines to keep you, your family and others safe.  Rules are posted on the pool pages on this website as well as the walls and doors at each location.

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